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3 Killed In Separate Lightning Strike Incidents In Telangana: Cops

The victims were aged between 26 to 40, police said (Representational)

Three people were killed when lightning struck during a thunderstorm in Yalal mandal of Vikarabad district, Telangana on Sunday. The deceased, 49-year-old Koniti Lakshmappa of Juntupally village and 28-year-old Mangali Srinivas of Bennur village, were working in the field when the lightning struck them

The incidents took place in two villages in Yalal mandal of Vikarabad district when it was raining, they said a.

The Met Centre of IMD here has forecast that thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds (30-40 KMPH) are very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Siddipet, Yadadri Bhuvangiri, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajgiri, Vikarabad, Medak, Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy in Telangana on Sunday.

Three people lost their lives in separate incidents when lightning struck them in Vikarabad district of Telangana on Sunday, police said.

The incidents took place in two villages in Yalal mandal of Vikarabad district when it was raining, they said.

Two persons died after being struck by lightning in an agricultural field while another man, who was standing under a tree, died in another lightning strike.

The deceased, 49-year-old Koniti Lakshmappa of Juntupally village and 28-year-old Mangali Srinivas of Bennur village, were working in the field when the lightning struck them. Meanwhile, 60-year-old M. Golla was standing under a tree. “All three succumbed at Tandur Government Hospital,” confirmed the Vikarabad police officials. Following a yellow alert, thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds prevailed at isolated places in the districts of Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Siddipet, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajgiri, Vikarabad, Medak, and Nagarkurnool in Telangana over the night. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the state will continue to experience intermittent light rains and thundershowers with gusty winds of 30-40 kmph till May 23 and a yellow warning has been issued for the same

 

 

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