Lightning kills 4, injures 8

Lohardaga: Four persons including three teenagers were killed and eight others injured when they were struck by lighting at Murmu village of Lohardaga district today evening, a senior police officer said.

Four persons including a girl were killed after rain accompanied by storm struck in the evening causing extensive damage, Superintendent of Police, Karthik S said.

All the injured have been sent to a hospital in adjoining Latehar district.

The deceased were identified as Sharif Ansari (28), Sunil Singh Kherwar (15), Sanjay Singh Kherwar (13) and Kanti Kumari (12).

Of the eight injured, six were minors including two minors and a woman.

The injured were identified as Bindu Kumari(11), Shankar Singh Kherwar Shankar Singh Kherwar, Sangita Kumari (all of 13 years), Salo Devi(34), Aman Kumar(5), Tabrez Ansari(6) and Wasim Ansari (14).

The storm caused extensive damage in the village as roof of several houses were blown away while some cattle also perished.