Lightning struck a tiny village, killed five persons and injured two others in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh Sunday evening.
According to Information and Public Relations Minister Kalva Srinivasulu, nine villagers tried to take shelter in a small shed in the village fields at Kalugodu under Gummagadda mandal following rain on Sunday evening. “Suddenly, lightning struck the shed killing five persons. Two others were also injured in the incident,” the minister said. Others had a lucky escape.
The village falls under Rayadurg Assembly constituency represented by the minister and he rushed to Kalugodu soon after hearing the news. ” Injured were shifted the to a hospital where they are undergoing treatment. We will pay exgratia to the family of the dead after talking to the Chief Minister,” Kalva added