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    Lightning strikes kill 11, injures two in Bengal's Malda district

    The Hawk
    May16/ 2024
    Last Updated:

    Among the deceased were two minors from Manikchak, three individuals from Sahapur, two from Adina and Balupur, and a couple working in the fields in Harishchandrapur.

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    Malda: At least 11 people were killed and two others injured in lightning strikes at various places across West Bengal’s Malda district on Thursday, police said.

    Two among the deceased were minors, both residents of Manikchak police station area, while three hailed from Sahapur under the jurisdiction of Malda police station, police added.

    Two others were from Adina under Gajol police station and Balupur under Ratua police station. A couple died in Harishchandrapur when they were working in the fields. The rest were residents of Englishbazar and Manikchak police station areas.