Shajapur(MP), June 10(UNI) Five people were killed when lightning struck them at four places in Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh last evening, police said.
Two buffaloes of a farmer also died due to lightning, police added.
District Collector Rajendra Sharma ordered the respective Tahsildars to pay ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh each to the next of kin of the dead.
The victims belonged to Dhanka, Khedikhal, Loharwas and Nai Abadi villages.
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