Six killed in lightning

Mysuru, October 6:- Six people were killed after they were struck  by lightning at Chikkamma Doddamma temple at Nandinathapura of Periyapattana taluk on Thursday afternoon.

The deceased have been identified as Puttannaiah (60), Suvarnamma (45), Sujay (23), Umesh (24) Thimmegowda (60). Ganesha, Vishwa, Madesha who have been severely injured have been admitted to K R Hospital.

They were grazing their cattle when they incident happened. When it started raining heavily, they took shelter at a temple nearby and they were struck by lightning, leading to the tragedy.

PSI Ravi Kiran who was in the village to look after the preparations for SP Ravi D Channannavar’s stay at the village and grievances meet, rushed to the spot immediately and took the injured to the hospital. (MR/RBR).

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