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Lightning kills seven in Gujarat, including two children

Lightning strike in Saurashtra region of Gujarat killed seven people including two children on Tuesday. Media reports said that a 35-year-old woman and her 12-year-old son were struck by lightning at their farm in Rakka village at Lalpur in Jamnagar district.  Three people died after lightning struck them at two different villages in Botad while...

Brazil records longest distance of lightning at 700km in 2019

A new record has been captured for the longest distance of lightning, the UN’s weather agency said. A news agency reported that the single lightning flash stretched more than 700 kilometres across Brazil last year which is equivalent to the distance between Boston and Washington DC. The agency quoted the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) committee...

83 people die as lightning strikes several parts of Bihar

At least 83 people  were killed and 30 others were injured in thunderstorms and lightning that struck several parts of Bihar on Thursday. The lightning also killed more than 15 cattle in Khagaria district. Large scale damage to property was also reported across the state.  In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences...