Lightning kills four in State

Lightning kills four in State

Four persons were struck dead by lightning in different parts of the State on Wednesday.

Siddamma, 50, of Bommanahalli, and Madhu, 20, of Jinnenahalli near Shantigram in Hassan district, were struck killed by lightning. Both Siddamma and Madhu were taking shelter from rain under a tree when the incident occurred.

Besides, power supply to Hassan city was disrupted for four hours as a transformer developed a technical snag after lightning struck it.

In Haveri district, lightning killed Shekhappa Hole Basappa Bharki, 40, at Chennur on Wednesday evening, while he was working in an agricultural field.

In Bagalkot district, Shankrappa Dundappa Parasagomda, 32, a farmer at Dhavelesgwar in Bilgi taluk, was killed by lightning, while he was returning from his field in his bullock cart along with his. His wife, however, escaped unhurt.

Heavy rain was reported in Hubli, Dharwad, Mulgund and surrounding areas in Gadag and Kurugod in Bellary district.

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