One killed, two injured in lightning

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Jayankondam, Mar 30 (UNI) A man was killed and two others injured when lightning struck at them in three different places near here today.

Police said Murugasen (70), a farmer hailing from Thirukalappur village near here was struck by lightning due to rain, when he was grazing his cattle.

He was rushed to a private hospital at Andimadam, where the doctors declared him as brought dead. A cow also perished to death in the incident.

In an similar incident, Sankar (70) of Manakarai village was injured due to lightning, while going to his village in a bycycle.

In another incident, a 32-year-old farmer Shanmugam of Orape village was also struck by the lightning, while on his way to take his bath in a local irrigation well.

Both of them were admitted to Government Hospital here, police added.


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