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Lightning kills two in Andhra Pradesh

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Two persons were killed in two separate incidents due to lightning strike following heavy rains in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, police said.

A 45-year-old woman was yesterday killed following a lightning strike due to heavy rains in Inapuru village of Pamidimukkala Mandal, an official of Pamidimukkala said.

The incident took place when the deceased Ch Veeramma, a agriculture labourer, had gone to the agriculture fields, he said.

In a similar incident, a 60-year-old man was yesterday killed in a lighting strike due to heavy rains in Buthmillipadu village of Gannavarm Mandal.

The deceased JVR Chintagunta, a tenant farmer had gone to his field when the incident occurred, an official attached with Gannavaram police said.

Two separate cases have been registered and investigations are underway, police added.