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5 killed by lightning strike in Bihar

Banka: Five persons including a woman were today killed after being struck by lightning during heavy downpour at different places in Banka district of Bihar.

Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Banka, Shashi Shankar said three persons - Ravindra Yadav (40), Sharif Ansari (42) and Savita Devi (35) died at Sujapur, Hechla and Kusiari villages, respectively, under Baunsi police station area.

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The SDPO said two others were identified as Mithilesh Thakur (40) and Sibu Paswan (28) - hailing from Belhar and
Kharhara villages.

Thunderbolt struck when the deceased were engaged in work. All the bodies were charred.

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