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Lightning kills two in Krishna district

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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.

PTI