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8 Killed, 2 Injured After Lightning Strikes in Jharkhand's Garhwa

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

  • PTI
  • Last Updated: September 12, 2019, 6:08 PM IST
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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 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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