3 killed due to lightning strikes in Bihar
Lightning strikes over Lake Maracaibo in the village of Ologa, where the Catatumbo River feeds into the lake, in the western state of Zulia October 23, 2014. This year the Catatumbo Lightning was approved for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Guinness World Records, dethroning the Congolese town of Kifuka as the place with the world's most lightning bolts per square kilometer each year at 250. Scientists think the Catatumbo, named for a river that runs into the lake, is normal lightning that just happens to occur far more than anywhere else, due to local topography and wind patterns. Picture taken with long exposure October 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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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.
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