Three killed, three injured in lightning strike in Jharkhand

The incident took place when the victims, who were grazing cattle in a field, took shelter under a tarpaulin which was struck by a lightning strike.
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SERAIKELA: Three persons, including a woman and her son, were killed and three others were injured in a lightning strike in Jharkhand's Seraikela-Kharswan district.

According to the police, the incident took place in Bhadudih village in Chandil police station area on Wednesday evening when the victims, who were grazing cattle in a field, took shelter under a tarpaulin which was struck by a lightning strike on Wednesday evening.

They were immediately rushed to a hospital here and during treatment, a 35-year-old woman and her 10-year-old son and a 40-year-old man succumbed to their injuries. Three others are undergoing treatment and the condition of one person is critical .

Local JMM MLA Sabita Mahato of Ichagarh constituency visited the hospital to enquire about the condition of the victims. Describing the incident as unfortunate, Mahato said she has spoken to the doctors and asked them to provide proper treatment.

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