One killed, two injured in lightning strike in Bara

lightning strike

One person has been killed and two others injured in a lightning strike in the Bara district. 

The condition of one of the injured is critical.

The deceased has been identified as Vijay Prasad Yadav, 28, of Jitpur Simara Sub-Metropolis-20.

Yadav, who was critically injured in the lightning strike, died on the way to the District Hospital, Kalaiya, said Gautam Mishra, spokesperson of the District Police Office, Bara.

The body has been kept at Kalaiya Hospital for postmortem. Similarly, Shanti Devi, 60, and Sahamudin Ansari, 24, sustained minor injuries. They have returned home after treatment at the District Hospital, Kalaiya.

The lightning had struck in front of the house of local Bisundayal Thakur at 6 o’clock on Wednesday. Sitting on the floor of Thakur’s house, they were suddenly startled.