Lightning kills one, injures 3 in 3 incidents of Saurastra region

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Rajkot, Sep 3 (UNI) A 20-year-old girl was killed and three others injured by lightning in three incidents of Saurashtra region as light to moderate rainfall was reported in some parts of the region last evening.

Two sisters, Puniben Jeshurbhai and Valuben (18), residents of Bila village in Mahuva taluka of Bhavnagar district, were returning to their home from their farm when a lightning struck them. Both were admitted to Mahuva Hospital, where Puniben succumbed to injuries, according to reports reaching here today.

In another incident at Godhavadar village of Liliya taluka in Amreli district, a farmer, identified as Shantibhai Gajera (42), was injured after a lightning struck him while he was working in his farm.

In third incident, 30-year-old farmer, identified as Jina Bijal, was busy in his farm when a lightning struck him. He was shifted to Amreli Hospital in an unconscious state.

Light to moderate showers were reported from Jasdan, Jetpur, Kotada Sanghani, Gondal (Rajkot district), and some parts of Amreli, Junagadh and Bhavnagar districts, reports added.

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