Howrah (WB), Apr 30: Ten persons were killed and ten others got burns when lightning struck a temple, in which these persons were taking shelter from rains on Sunday.
The incident took place in Panchrola village, when 22 persons after immersing the goddess' idol were returning home, when they were caught in the downpour.
Nine persons died on the spot, while another succumbed to injuries in hospital.
The condition of some of the injured is critical, doctors said.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has announced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia to the next of kin of each of those killed.