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Three killed, 50 injured as lightning strikes in Assam


Silchar:  Three persons were killed and at least 50 others injured when lightning struck in Assam’s Cachar district, police said today.

Several people had taken shelter under a tree when they were caught during heavy rains while returning from a football match last evening in Udharbond area, about 12-km from here.

The dead have been identified as 21-year old Rezaul Haque Barbhuiya, 17-year old Maidul Islam Barbhuiya) and 10-year-old Tahir Ahmed, police said.

The injured were admitted to a local hospital and some them were discharged after first aid, officials said.

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