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Lightning kills 3 in Chhattisgarh


Raipur: Three persons, including a woman, were killed and four others injured after being struck by lightning at a village in Chhattisgarh’s Jashpur district.

The victims were working in a paddy field in Dongardaha village under Tumla police station limits yesterday when the lightning struck them, a police official told PTI.

All of them were sowing paddy in the field when it started raining heavily following which they ran towards a shed to take shelter.

At that time, the lightning struck, killing three of them on the spot and leaving four others injured, the official said.

Soon after the incident, other villagers rushed the injured to local hospital where they were undergoing treatment, he said.

The deceased were identified as Dharam Ram Bhagat (38), Rakesh Yadav (28) and Urmila Bhagat (22).

A case was registered in this connection, he said, adding that further probe was on.

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