Nine killed & eight injured in thundershowers

Kolkata, 3rd May : Lightning strikes killed seven people and injured eight others, while two persons were electrocuted during thundershowers in different parts of the state last night.

Sources today said two persons – identified as Archana Manna (19) and Lakhsmi Kotal (45) – were killed when lightning struck them at Daspur in West Midnapore district, while a student lost his life at Moina in East Midnapore district in a similar incident.

In another incident, lightning struck and killed two persons, who were yet to be identified, at Patrashayar in Bankura district, sources added.

In yet another incident, one minor, identified as Nitai Mandal, lost his life after he was hit by lightning at Trinathpalli in Bidhannagar, while a labourer, Shukdeb Pal (20), was killed in a similar incident at New Town, according to sources.

Meanwhile, two persons were electrocuted to death during thundershowers when the overhead wire fell on them in Joka, it was learnt.

Besides, eight people were wounded after lightning struck them in various parts of the city, source said adding they had been admitted to various healthcare units

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