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

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.

Pune: Soon, IMD will send out SMS warnings about lightning strikes

At a pilot run conducted recently, IMD collaborated with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in sending out these alerts and tested the tool in 16 states.


Jharkhand: 3 killed by lightning

A woman was also injured in the lightning strike at Tirilpidi village Thursday, the official said.

Odisha: Two killed, 12 injured in lightning strikes in Ganjam district

The victims were working in paddy fields on the outskirts of the village located under the jurisdiction of Bhanjanagar police station yesterday afternoon when lightning struck.

Bihar: Lightning kills 3 in Katihar district

The deceased were residents of Goabari village under Magheli panchayat while the tractor driver is the resident of Dayalpur village of the district, SHO said adding that the injured has been taken to Purnea for treatment.

10 killed in lightning strikes in West Bengal

Four persons were killed in lightning strikes in Bankura district, three in Hooghly district, while one death each was reported from West Midnapore, Birbhum and North 24 Parganas districts.


South Kolkata: Lightning kills 21 year old cricketer

“We tried to revive him at first, then took him to a hospital. He was declared brought dead at Sishu Mangal Hospital,” said Abdul Masood, the president of the club he played for. Pal was a student of BCom third year and had joined Calcutta Cricket Academy a month ago.

Lightning storms to drop as global temperatures rise: Study

Climate change could be set to impact lightning strikes, say researchers, which could affect atmospheric changes in temperature.

Four killed in lightning strikes in Chhattisgarh

Four people were killed and six others injured in separate incidents of lightning strikes in Chhattisgarh's Korba and Janjgir-Champa districts, police said. The injured have been admitted to hospital, said the official.

Rain continues in Rajkot, two killed by lightning strike

Gusty winds accompanying the rain had flattened many trees in the city however, there were no reports of damage to property.

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

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.