Lightning kills one, injures 6

Lightning kills one, injures 6

 Lightning struck dead a 12-year-old boy and injured six persons in separate incidents in the State since Monday night.

Maruti Anjanappa of Chinnanahalli near Kottur in Bellary district was struck by lighting at Kalaguddi in Hangal taluk of Haveri district on Tuesday.

In Bhaktal of Uttara Kannada district, three women were severely injured when lightning struck them on Monday night.

Besides, lightning killed an ox at Goppalapur in Koodligi taluk of Bellary district.

As many as 12 sheep died and 10 were washed away when the barrage between Khajjidoni and Udagatti in Bagalkot taluk overflowed.   

Several houses collapsed and crops were damaged due to the downpour that lashed since Monday night in Haveri and Belgaum districts. 

In Dakshin Kannada, four persons were injured when the lightinging struck them on Tuesday afternoon. Besides, damages to property and crops due to heavy rain were reported from across the district.

The injured are Sudhakara, Sesappa and Anusha at Shirlali in Belthangady taluk and Jayanth in Uppinangady.

Two houses were damaged when lightning struck the houses at Karkala taluk in Udupi.
Chikmagalur, parts of Mysore, Chamarajanagar and Hassan also reported heavy rain on Tuesday.

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