Lightning kills boy

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Apr 2018 10:58:41


Staff Reporter RAIPUR

One kid was killed while two others were burnt as they were struck by lightning at Dharsiwa on Thursday afternoon.
The children were playing in an open field near Dharsiwa Police Station, when the weather took an unexpected twist with thunder showers. As it began pouring down heavily at Industrial areas of Urla-Siltara and also the Dharsiwa, children ran to take cover under a banyan tree. To their misfortune, lightning struck the same tree under which the three kids named Danish (11), Maroof Khan (14) and Suhel Khan (10) were taking the shelter. Danish died on the spot whereas Suhel and Maroof were rushed to the Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Hospital, where they were undergoing treatment for the burnt injuries. Sudden twist the weather conditions lashed the regionwith thunder showers on late Thursday afternoon. It may be noteworthy that these kids are residents of Panna district of Madhya Pradesh and they are in Raipur to study at a Madarsa.