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Lightning claims five lives in Bidar district

By Our Staff Correspondent

BIDAR, OCT. 3. Five persons died and two were injured when lightning struck them in Basavakalyan taluk of the district on Sunday.

The police said Lalita Gurappa (45), and her daughter, Rani (16), and Gouramma Nagappa (40) of Narayanpur village, who suffered over 65 per cent burns when lightning struck them, died on the way to the taluk hospital.

The police said that the incident occurred when they were standing under a tree because of heavy rain. Lalita and Rajkumar, who were injured in the incident, were undergoing treatment.

Sheshappa Mallappa (45) and Kushalbai (36) died when lightning struck them at Khanapurwadi, the police said.

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