Lightning strike kills 2 children on way to school for R-Day event in Rajasthan

In an extremely unfortunate incident, two young children who were on the way to their school to attend the Republic Day function on Thursday, died after they were struck by lightning in Bassi town near
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India TV News Desk Jaipur January 26, 2017 18:51 IST

In an extremely unfortunate incident, two young children who were on the way to their school to attend the Republic Day function on Thursday, died after they were struck by lightning in Bassi town near here.

The two children, both students of a government-run primary school, had taken shelter under a tree due to heavy rains, died when lightning struck it.

“The students were on the way to school to attend Republic Day event when it suddenly started raining. The duo took shelter under a tree. Lightening struck and they were left grievously injured," investigating officer in the case Mohan Lal told PTI.

He said the students were declared brought dead by doctors at SMS Hospital. The deceased were identified as Ganesh Mahawar and Ashok Meena of Chainpura village.

The bodies were handed over to family members following post-mortem examination, police said.

In another incident near Mohanpura of Bassi town, nine people were injured in the incident, of whom three "critical" and admitted to SMS Hospital after, said the Bassi Police.

(With inputs from PTI)

 
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