Five killed by lightning in Karnataka village

Bangalore, Oct 15 : Five people, including a woman and a girl, were killed Monday when lightning struck them at a village in Raichur district of northern Karnataka, an official said.

"The incident in Kurudi village in Manvi taluk occurred around 4 p.m. when the five were standing under a tree near their fields to avoid getting drenched in a sudden downpour," Raichur Deputy Commissioner S.N. Nagaraju told IANS.

The victims were identified as Nirmala (30), Chaitnya (9), Chandru (22), Huligappa (40) and Nagaraj (22).

"Though about 20 other people under the tree escaped unhurt, three peoples, including two girls were injured in the incident. They were rushed to a government hospital at Manvi for treatment," Nagaraju said.

"When ever lightning occurs, people should not take shelter under a tree as they will be vulnerable to such strikes. They should have been near power lines, which absorb its (lightning) effect and dilute the impact of its charge," he added.

The official announced a compensation of Rs.1.5 lakh to the five families of each victim as they were not related.

Raichur is 450 km from Bangalore.

--IANS (Posted on 16-10-2013)

karnataka-news headlines

Karnataka orders Toyota, union to restore normalcy

Women turnout highest-ever in LS polls in Karnataka

Ex-Infosys honcho to campaign for Kejriwal

67 percent polling in Karnataka; lowest in Bangalore

65 percent polling in Karnataka's 28 LS seats

61 percent polling in Karnataka, 50 percent in Bangalore

Karnataka directed to build wall across controversial canal

Congress will win big in Karnataka: CM

As many as 7 people die during polling in Karnataka

Nilekani hopeful of winning with "Parivartan" vote

Bangalore wants development, BJP will win: Ananth Kumar

Brisk voting in Karnataka

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top