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Shock, panic and grief: How a trip led to death of 11 youths at Amer

July 13, 2021 7:18 am

Eleven people were dead and more than 10 others injured in the incident, a video of which was widely circulated shortly after a thunderstorm hit Jaipur on Sunday.

Jaipur: Lightning strikes tower near Amer Fort, 11 dead

July 12, 2021 9:00 am

In Kota’s Garda village, four more people died on the spot after lightning struck the tree under which they were taking shelter.

West Bengal: Lightning Death Toll rises to 27, Weather experts say rapid temperature fluctuations causing frequent lightning

June 09, 2021 5:07 am

Eleven deaths were recorded in Hooghly, nine in Murshidabad, four in the two Medinipur districts, two in Bankura and one in Nadia. Most of those who died were labourers working out in the open on fields.

20 killed in lightning strikes in Bengal

June 08, 2021 11:46 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the deaths and approved an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those killed and Rs 50,000 for the injured.

Explained: Can a single lightning flash kill 18 elephants? Science says yes, in various possible ways

May 22, 2021 9:52 am

When current flows through the ground following a lightning strike, the electric potential (voltage) is highest at the point of the strike, and decreases with distance along the direction of the flow.

Explained: Why lightning still kills several Indians

January 06, 2021 8:35 am

Although forecasts and warnings are made available through mobile text messages, it is not available in all regions. A large number of deaths occur due to this as not much awareness has been undertaken.

26 killed by lightning strikes in Bihar

July 02, 2020 10:38 pm

More than 100 people have died due to lightning strikes in the state in the last one week.

Five killed in lightning strikes, heavy rain likely in next five days

July 02, 2020 11:04 am

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the deaths and directed district magistrates to provide a financial assistance of Rs. 4 lakh to the kin of each of the deceased, the statement said.

Boy electrocuted by farm fence, farmer booked

June 15, 2020 6:13 pm

Narmada police said the deceased, who was a resident of Akuwada village in Nandod taluka of Narmada district had gone to the farm to play with his friends when he accidentally came in contact with the electric fence.

Gujarat: 2 killed, 5 injured in lightning strike in Vadodara, Tapi

June 29, 2019 1:08 am

In Vadodara city’s Fatehgunj area, six persons of a family were struck by lightning after they took shelter under a tree during heavy rain on Friday.


Natural calamities killed over a thousand people just between 1 April and 20 June: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

Dust storms, floods and thunderstorms along with lightning have killed over one dozen people every single day this year. This kind of weather, particularly across north and east India, has put Uttar Pradesh on top of the list of such deaths.