Lightning kills six, leaves six injured

Last Updated 25 September 2018, 19:30 IST

Lightning killed six people, besides injuring five others in Dharwad, Vijayapura, Koppal and Gadag districts in separate incidents on Tuesday.

Vithal Goolappa Natikar (28) and Yalguradappa Maruti Yarzari (26), both shepherds, were killed at Kannal village, Basavana Bagewadi, Vijayapura district. The lightning also claimed the life of 14 sheep and 2 goats.

Kanthu Melinamani and Shivappa Natikar, who suffered severe burns in the incident, are being treated at a hospital.

Shankargouda Jalapur (38) was killed at Hiroor in Talikoti taluk, while Shankravva Kumbar (45), Somavva Kumbar (62) and Girijavva Kumbar (16) were injured at Hunshyal PC village in Nidagundi taluk in Vijayapura district.

They have been admitted at a private hospital in Vijayapur. They were returning home from the fields when the incident occurred.

Noorjaan Kindri (40) was killed at Mulgund town in Gadag district, while Altaf Hassan Saab Naykar (19) was killed at Ingalalli in Hubballi taluk.

Suresh Halli (40), who was taking shelter under a tree from rains, was killed at Halwagali village in Koppal district.

(Published 25 September 2018, 17:47 IST)

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