Lightning kills seven in three districts

Lightning kills seven in three districts

In Gulbarga, three people belonging to the same family – Ramu Jadhav, 20, Manju Ramu Jadhav, 18,  and Shantabai, 50 – were found dead  in the field at Ladlapur, Chittapur taluk. In the same taluk, 20-year-old Tayappa Rajendra Bhovi was killed by lightning at Katammanahalli on Wednesday afternoon. He had been to graze buffaloes at a field two km away from his village, Bhagodi. Another victim is 75-year-old Erappa Mallappa Katti of Mahur in Jewargi taluk. He died when he had been to graze sheep.

In Raichur

A 26-year-old youth, 16 goats and three sheep were killed at Kalapur in Lingasugur. Nagaraj died, while Lakshman from the same village sustained injuries. In Gonavatla tanda of the same taluk, Rajappa, Chandu, Sakkubai and Venkatesh were injured when lightning struck them.  

In Bidar

In Madakatti of Bhalki taluk, Prakash Nagappa, 35, was killed while working in his field. A 14-year-old boy, who was also in the field, sustained injuries.

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