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Eight killed in lightning strike in Jharkhand


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GARHWA: Eight persons were killed and two others injured in a lightning strike in Jharkhand's Garhwa district on Thursday, police said.

The incident occurred in Passi village under Majhiaon police station during a downpour.

Those 10 persons had taken shelter under a tree that was struck by lightning, leading to the death of eight of them. The two injured were hospitalised.

The administration has given Rs 4 lakh to each of the family of the deceased as compensation, an official release said.

(THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)