20 killed in lightning strikes in Bengal

File Photo (PTI)

File Photo (PTI)

Kolkata, June 7 (PTI): At least 20 persons were killed in lightning strikes in three districts of south Bengal on Monday, a state disaster management official said.

Nine persons died in Murshidabad, nine persons were killed in Hooghly and two others lost their lives in Purba Medinipur district, the official said.

Three more persons were also injured in lightning strikes in the Murshidabad district and were admitted to the Jangipur hospital for treatment, he said.

HM Amit Shah condoles death of people due to lightning strikes in West Bengal

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday condoled the death of several people in West Bengal due to lightning strikes and prayed for speedy recovery of those who were injured.

At least 20 people were killed while three more sustained injuries in lightning strikes in three districts of the state during the day.

"The loss of lives due to lightning in different parts of West Bengal is deeply saddening. My sincerest condolences to the families of those who have lost their loved ones. Praying for the speedy recovery of those injured," Shah tweeted. 

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