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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.

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