Lightning strikes man to death

Lightning strikes man to death

A person was killed after lightning struck him at Yarikoppa village located eight kilometre from Dharwad taluk late on Friday night. 

The deceased has been identified as Kallappa Amminbhavi (48). Police said the incident occurred when Kallappa was returning home after his day’s work in the fields. As it began to rain, Kallappa took shelter under a tree and a lightning struck him, killing him on the spot. 

His body was spotted by the family members on Saturday morning. A case has been registered at the rural police station.

Heavy rainfall lashed several parts of Dharwad taluk on Friday night and has brought cheers among the farming communities who were reeling under drought for the two consecutive seasons.

Haveri city and several parts of the district received light drizzle on Saturday.