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Three persons die after lightning strikes in Telangana

Updated on: 19 May,2024 09:32 PM IST  |  Hyderabad
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Three persons lost their lives in separate incidents after lightning struck them in Telangana

Three persons die after lightning strikes in Telangana

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At least three persons lost their lives in separate incidents after lightning struck them in Vikarabad district of Telangana on Sunday, the police said, reported the PTI.


The incidents took place in two villages in Yalal mandal of Vikarabad district of Telangana when it was raining, the officials said, as per the PTI.


Two persons died after being struck by lightning in an agricultural field while another man, who was standing under a tree, died in another lightning strike, they said.


The deceased were aged between 26 to 40, police said, according to the PTI.

The Met Centre of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in Telangana has forecast that thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds (30-40 KMPH) are very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Siddipet, Yadadri Bhuvangiri,

Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajgiri, Vikarabad, Medak, Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy in Telangana on Sunday.

Two men drown in Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur

In an another incident in Madhya Pradesh, two men, one of them shooting a reel for social media, drowned in the Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur city on Sunday, the police said, according to the PTI.

The drownings occurred at the old bridge in Tilwara Ghat, an official said.

Ankur Goswami (20) jumped off the bridge into the river after asking his friend to shoot a video of him, Tilwara police station in-charge Brijesh Mishra said.
Ankur tried to swim to the banks but started drowning, and his friend raised an alarm, he said, as per the PTI.

Local divers tried to save him, but he was dead by the time they fished him out, the official said.

A video has surfaced on social media, in which Goswami can be seen jumping into the river after telling his friend to shoot a reel, an official said, the news agency reported on Sunday.

In a similar incident, another 20-year-old man, Niraj Chakraborty, drowned at Tilwara ghat during the day, he said, the PTI reported.

The police have registered cases of accidental death in connection with both incidents, the official said.

(with PTI inputs)

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