Eight killed in lightning strike in Jharkhand

The administration has given Rs 4 lakh to each of the family of the deceased as compensation, an official release said.

Published: 12th September 2019 06:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th September 2019 06:03 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

GARHWA: Eight persons were killed and two others injured in a lightning strike in Jharkhand's Garhwa district on Thursday, police said.

The incident occurred at in Passi village under Majhiaon police station during a downpour.

Those 10 persons had taken shelter under a tree which was struck by lightning, leading to the death of eight of them.

The two injured were hospitalised.

The administration has given Rs 4 lakh to each of the family of the deceased as compensation, an official release said.

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