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Lightning kills two more as rain creats havoc

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Jamshedpur, June 7 (UNI) Two persons, including a child, were killed when lightning struck them at Bangarda village under Patamda police station in East Singhbhum district yesterday, police said today.

With these two deaths the toll rose to seven since Sunday last due to torrential rains that created havoc in the region in the past couple of days.

Four persons, including a child, were buried alive under the debris when a boundary wall of a school building fell at Jugsalai area here on Sunday evening while another man was killed and two others injured in lightning at Dimna area on Monday last.

The incessant rain, said to be the advent of an early monsoon, was a matter of concern in and around the Steel city here as it had disrupted normal life.

The district administration held an emergency meeting in view of the incessant rain which caused water logging in many low lying areas and posed threat of flash flood in the catchments areas along side the rivers Subarnarekha and Kharkai.

Hundreds of telephone lines of BSNL were affected due to the heavy rains.

Although the rain had stopped today but the prediction of the weather office here was not encouraging as it predicted more rains during the next 24 hours.

UNI BDG TJP KD ND/KP1252

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