Four killed, six injured in lightning strike in Chattisgarh
KORBA: Four people,
including a minor, were killed and six others injured when they were struck by
lightning in Chhattisgarh’s Janjgir-Champa district, police said on Sunday.
struck the victims while they were standing under a tree to escape the downpour
in Cheudih village under Pamgarh police station limits last night,
Janjgir-Champa additional superintendent of police Vijay Agrawal said.
The deceased were
identified as Kesar Suryawanshi (22), Gopal Suryawanshi (16), Panna Soni (45)
and Lakheshwar Shrivas (30), he said. Last night, around 20-22 villagers had
taken shelter under a tree to protect themselves from the heavy rainfall.
struck at the place leading to death of four of them, he said.
Soon after the
incident, a larger number of people gathered at the spot and rushed the injured
to community health centre of Pamgarh, from where four critically injured were
shifted to CIMS (Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Science) Bilaspur, the ASP
However, two of the
injured were discharged after treatment, he said. A case has been registered in
this connection, he said.