Nashik, May 6 UNI | 3 months ago

A farmer was killed when a lightning struck him at Rajapur village in Satana taluka here yesterday.

The incident occured, when Balasaheb Abhiman Bhamre, (55) was working in a field. He was rushed to a hospital, but could not be saved.

According to reports, last few days Satana tehsil has been receiving unseasonal rain and hailstorm.

Some parts of Satana tehsil -- including Dasvel, Pimpalkote, Katarvel, Rajapur, Tandulwadi, Antapur, Mangi-Tungi and Tungan received unseasonal rain along with hailstone yesterday. The rains have also destroyed onion and pomegranate crops.

Meanwhile, 600 quintal onion was gutted in fire at Dasvel village in Satana taluka yesterday.

Farmer Mahadu Pawar had stored onion in his field. Short circuit was the reason of the fire, police said.

(Posted on 07-05-2014)