Visakhapatnam, Jul 25: Four farmers were killed and 15 school children injured as lightning struck them at Takkali and Santakaviti Mandals in Srikakulam district on Thursday, July 24 evening.
According to reports reaching the police here on Friday July 24, the farmers were working on the fields when lightning struck. All the four were killed on the spot. The victims were identified as V Appana (42), D Gavarayya (45), Edala Narayana (65) and Chenna Rao (35), all of them from Srikakulam District, police added. The North Coastal districts of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram had been experiencing heavy rainfall since Thurs Thursday, July 24 evening.
In another incident, some children suffered minor injuries when lightning struck a school in Vizianagaram. They were taken to Government General Hospital for treatment.