Lightning kills three in State

Meenakshi (40) and Avvabi (55), workers in an estate of Haradoor in Suntikoppa were killed when a lightning-struck tree fell on a shed they were taking shelter from rain in.

Deputy Superintendent of Police M Narayana, Tahsildar Hiriyanna and Inspector Thimme Gowda visited the spot. Madikeri received heavy rains between 3.50 am and 4.30 pm. However, Somwarpet, Gonikoppa and Virajpet did not receive rain.

Surendra (22) was killed when struck by lightning on Kodachadri hill in Shimoga District on Sunday. Surendra (22) was a butter milk vendor for tourists visiting the shrine. Shamaraya Achari, a tourist from Karkala who was injured has been hospitalised.

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