Haridwar, Oct 23 (UNI) Untimely heavy rains accompanied by hailstorm and lightning claimed two lives in the district, while three people were killed due to electrocution near the holy city.
Shaheed, a resident of the village Nihandpur Suthari&Yameen, resident of the village Sultanpur, died yesterday while working in their fields, as torrential rains&hailstorm lashed the region.
More than three dozen cattle also perished in the hailstorm, while standing crops worth Rs lakhs were devastated, sources said.
A team of doctors rushed to the affected villages.
The injured were admitted to various hospitals.
In Rampur village, near Roorkee, the dome of a mosque fell down as lightning struck the edifice, the sources said.
Three people, including two children, were killed near Aanand Van Samadhi in Rodibalewala near here yesterday when a high tension wire fell down from an electric pole.
The Electricity department announced an ex-gratia of Rs 35,000 to the deceased of the kin.
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