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2 die after being struck by lightning

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Srinagar, Jun 17: Two persons, including an 18-year-old woman, were killed due to lightning in separate incidents in Bandipora and Ganderbal districts of Kashmir valley, officials said on Monday.

Fatima Bano (18), a resident of Najan village in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora died when she was struck by lightning outside her house, an official said. Her brother was also injured in this incident who has been shifted to the hospital for treatment.

In a similar incident, Mohammad Yousuf Mir, a resident of Bakura area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal was struck by lightning while he was working in his field, an official said, adding that he died on the spot.

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