Four, including a mother and her son, killed due to lightning

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Davanagere, Karnataka, Apr 24 (UNI) Four people, including a mother and her son were killed on the spot and two others sustained burn injury when lightning struck them while taking shelter under a tree at Singrahalli in Harapanahalli taluk, about 15 km from here, today.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Lingareddy told UNI that the victims, while working in a sugarcane field, were taking shelter under a tree due to heavy wind blowing, when the lightning struck them.

The deceased were identified as Meenakshamma (30) her son Sudhakar (10), Sachappa (50) and Indramma (30).

The injured were admitted to government hospital here and their condition was stated to be out of danger.

Unseasonal rain lashing the City since morning.

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