2 boys killed as unseasonal rainfall lashes Malegaon

Malegaon: Two minor boys lost their lives in rain-related incidents here in this north Maharashtra town as it was lashed by unseasonal showers accompanied by stormy winds and hail.

According to Additional SP Sunil Kadasane, Shaikh Imran Shaikh Firoz was killed today after being struck by lightning.

The 14-year-old was playing cricket in Gulsher Nagar locality when the tragedy occurred, he said.

Kadasane added that a 12-year-old boy, Sheikh Sudan Sheikh Hussain, a resident of Mahesh Nagar here, died last evening when a tree uprooted in the stormy winds fell on him.

Besides Malegaon, some other parts of Nashik district also reportedly witnessed unseasonal rainfall over the last two days that caused damage to onion and grape plantations.