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A worker dies after being struck by lightning in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state

Representative photo of lightning. The victim hid in a shack on the river bank. However, lightning struck the shed where he and three other workers had taken refuge.

Representative photo of lightning. The victim hid in a shack on the river bank. However, lightning struck the shed where he and three other workers had taken refuge. | Photo credit: Kiran Bakare

On May 11, a 56-year-old worker died and two other workers were injured when lightning struck Ichalampady in Noojibaltila village under Kadaba taluk in Dakshina Kannada state of Karnataka.

Police said the deceased’s name was Shrikisun and he was from Uttar Pradesh.

Police said Shrikisun was one of the workers engaged in sand mining on the river bed in Ichalampady. After a thunderstorm in the evening, the workers stopped working and took shelter in shacks on the river bank. However, lightning struck the shack where Shrikunsun and three other workers had taken shelter.

Shrik Sun died on the spot. Mahadev, 30, and Gourri Chowdhary, 45, were injured and admitted to Puttur Government Hospital, police said.

On the evening of May 3, 35-year-old newlywed Somasunder was struck by lightning and died outside his home in Kukke Subrahmanya.

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