1. You Are At:
  2. Home
  3. India News
  4. 8 dead due to storm, lightning in Jharkhand

8 dead due to storm, lightning in Jharkhand

Ranchi (Jharkhand): Eight people were killed in the incidents of uprooting of electricity of poles and trees as a high-velocity storm hit Jharkhand today morning.Police said a man, his two daughters and a son were

PTI [ Updated: May 31, 2014 21:48 IST ]
8 dead due to storm lightning in jharkhand
8 dead due to storm lightning in jharkhand

Ranchi (Jharkhand): Eight people were killed in the incidents of uprooting of electricity of poles and trees as a high-velocity storm hit Jharkhand today morning.


Police said a man, his two daughters and a son were crushed to death under a tree beneath which they were sleeping at Kona village in Chatra district.

Three members of a family were struck dead by lightning at Baghtand in Dhanbad district, police said.

The fierce storm hit around 4.30 am and a large number of electricity poles and hundreds of trees were uprooted in Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Hazaribagh, Latehar and some other districts.

In another incident, a 32-year-old farmer, identified as Neel Ratan Pal, was killed as lightning struck him while he was in his paddy field at Dhadhika village in East Singhbhum district, police said.

Promoted Content

Write a comment