18 Killed Due To Lightning In Rajasthan, Several Injured: Police

18 Killed Due To Lightning In Rajasthan, Several Injured: Police

Twenty-one folks, together with youngsters, had been injured in lightning incidents in separate villages (File)


Eighteen folks, together with seven youngsters, had been killed in separate incidents of lightning in Rajasthan”s Jaipur, Kota, Jhalawar and Dholpur districts on Sunday, police stated.

Twenty-one folks, together with six youngsters, had been additionally injured in lightning incidents in separate villages within the state, they stated.

In a serious tragedy in Jaipur, 11 individuals, largely youths, had been killed and eight others injured when lightning struck them on a hill close to the Amber Fort, officers stated.

Some of them had been taking selfies on a watch tower whereas the others had been on the hill. Those on the watch tower fell when lightning struck late within the night, they stated.

“Eleven persons have died and eight are injured,” Jaipur senior police official Anand Srivastava stated.

He stated {that a} rescue operation is on to search for different injured folks.

Chief Whip within the Rajasthan meeting Mahesh Joshi and MLA Amin Kagzi went to the SMS hospital to satisfy the injured. They gave vital route for his or her therapy.

In Kota”s Garda village that falls beneath the Kanwas police station, Radhe Banjara alias Bawla (12), Pukhraj Banjara (16), Vikram (16) and his brother Akhraj (13) died on the spot after lightning struck a tree beneath which they had been taking shelter with their cattle, Station House Officer Mukesh Tyagi stated, including that about 10 goats and a cow had been additionally killed within the tragedy.

The injured youngsters — Rahul, Vikram, Rakesh and Man Singh and a 40-year-old-woman, recognized as Phulibai, are beneath therapy at a hospital and their situation has been said to be out of hazard, the SHO stated.

In the same incident in Jhalawar”s Lalgaon village that falls beneath the Sunel police station, a 23-year-old shepherd, recognized as Tara Singh Bheel, was killed on the spot after a bolt of lightning struck him. Two buffaloes had been additionally killed within the incident, police stated.

In Chachana village inside the jurisdiction of Sunel police station, two ladies had been injured.

In Dholpur district’s Kudinna village within the Badi space, three youngsters, recognized as Lavkush (15), Vipin (10) and Bholu (8), had been killed after lightning struck them.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Governor Kalraj Mishra expressed grief over the lack of lives within the tragedies.

“The loss of lives due to lightning strikes in Kota, Dholpur, Jhalawar, Jaipur and Baran today is very sad and unfortunate,” Mr Gehlot tweeted.

He stated that directions have been given to the officers to supply fast help to the households of the victims.

Mr Mishra appealed to the folks to be cautious throughout the wet season.


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