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18 Killed Due To Lightning In Rajasthan, Several Injured: Police


Twenty-one individuals, together with youngsters, have been injured in lightning incidents in separate villages (File)

Jaipur/Kota:

Eighteen individuals, together with seven youngsters, have been killed in separate incidents of lightning in Rajasthan”s Jaipur, Kota, Jhalawar and Dholpur districts on Sunday, police mentioned.

Twenty-one individuals, together with six youngsters, have been additionally injured in lightning incidents in separate villages within the state, they mentioned.

In a significant tragedy in Jaipur, 11 individuals, principally youths, have been killed and eight others injured when lightning struck them on a hill close to the Amber Fort, officers mentioned.

A few of them have been taking selfies on a watch tower whereas the others have been on the hill. These on the watch tower fell when lightning struck late within the night, they mentioned.

“Eleven individuals have died and eight are injured,” Jaipur senior police official Anand Srivastava mentioned.

He mentioned {that a} rescue operation is on to search for different injured individuals.

Chief Whip within the Rajasthan meeting Mahesh Joshi and MLA Amin Kagzi went to the SMS hospital to satisfy the injured. They gave obligatory path for his or her remedy.

In Kota”s Garda village that falls below the Kanwas police station, Radhe Banjara alias Bawla (12), Pukhraj Banjara (16), Vikram (16) and his brother Akhraj (13) died on the spot after lightning struck a tree below which they have been taking shelter with their cattle, Station Home Officer Mukesh Tyagi mentioned, including that about 10 goats and a cow have been additionally killed within the tragedy.

The injured youngsters — Rahul, Vikram, Rakesh and Man Singh and a 40-year-old-woman, recognized as Phulibai, are below remedy at a hospital and their situation has been acknowledged to be out of hazard, the SHO mentioned.

In an identical incident in Jhalawar”s Lalgaon village that falls below the Sunel police station, a 23-year-old shepherd, recognized as Tara Singh Bheel, was killed on the spot after a bolt of lightning struck him. Two buffaloes have been additionally killed within the incident, police mentioned.

In Chachana village throughout the jurisdiction of Sunel police station, two women have been injured.

In Dholpur district’s Kudinna village within the Badi space, three youngsters, recognized as Lavkush (15), Vipin (10) and Bholu (8), have been killed after lightning struck them.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Governor Kalraj Mishra expressed grief over the lack of lives within the tragedies.

“The lack of lives resulting from lightning strikes in Kota, Dholpur, Jhalawar, Jaipur and Baran immediately may be very unhappy and unlucky,” Mr Gehlot tweeted.

He mentioned that directions have been given to the officers to supply instant help to the households of the victims.

Mr Mishra appealed to the individuals to be cautious throughout the wet season.

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