Six killed by lightning in Mysuru district

Six killed by lightning in Mysuru district

Eight people were killed in  lightning and thunderbolt strikes at Periyapatna in Mysuru district, Arkalgud in Hassan district and in Kalaburagi district on Thursday.

Six people were killed, while three were injured when they were struck by lightning at Nandinathapura village, Periyapatna taluk.

The deceased are Puttannaiah, Thimmegowda (both 60), Suvarnamma (45), Sujay (23), Sudeep (18) and Umesh (24).

The injured are Ganesh, Vishwa and Madesha, who were provided first aid at the taluk hospital and later shifted to the K R Hospital, in Mysuru.

The deceased were grazing cattle and had taken shelter near the Chikkamma-Doddamma temple, due to a sudden downpour, when lightning struck.

Rajegowda (55), a farmer, was killed in a lightning strike at Dhummikoppal village in Arkalgud taluk while he was working in the fields.

In Kalaburagi, a man was struck dead by lightning at Jattur village on Thursday afternoon.

The deceased was identified as Mahishappa Anthappa Nalla, 24, a resident of the village.

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