Two persons including a teenage girl died while another sustained injuries after lightning struck them at different places in Bandipora and Ganderbal districts on Monday.
An 18-year-old girl, Fatima Bano, 18, daughter of Muhammad Sikander Malla, died while her brother was injured after lightning struck them outside their house in Najan village of Sumbal in Bandipora district on Monday evening.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident in Ganderbal, a 40-year old man died after he was struck by lightning while he was working in his field.
An official identified the deceased as Muhammed Yousuf Mir son of Abdul Aziz Mir of Bakura, Ganderbal. Mir died on the spot, the official said.
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