3 killed due to lightning strikes in Bihar

Bhagalpur:Three persons, including a minor, were killed when lightning struck them in in Bihar’s Bhagalpur and Kishanganj districts today.

Two persons were killed in separate incidents of lightning in Bhagalpur district.

Sultanganj Block Circle Officer Sridhar Pandey said that the deceased have been identified as Mithilesh Kumar (14), a resident of Abharatanpur village and Kundan Thakur (22), a resident of Deodha village.

Lightning struck them when they were working in a field, he said, adding that the bodies have been sent to Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, Bhagalpur for post-mortem.

In another incident, 22-year-old Shahjahan was killed when lightning struck him at Khushitola village of Kishanganj district, Kishanganj Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) Shafique said.