Lightning kills woman,son injured
Kupwara, Apr 28: Fury of lightning and thunderstorm left a woman dead in this frontier district on Saturday, locals said.
They said Amina Begum, 40, wife of Abdul Gaffar Malik died on the spot and her son Wasim Ahmad Malik, 25, was injured when the lightning struck their house this afternoon.
Wasim, a police constable, was sitting in the kitchen and was surfing internet on his lap-top when suddenly lightening struck the kitchen killing the woman on the spot while Wasim received serious burn injuries. He was shifted to sub-district hospital Kupwara.
Fayaz Ahmad, a local resident, said that lightning damaged the window panes of the house besides burning the lap-top.
After the lightning, power supply got disrupted besides rain and hail caused extensive damage to vegetables and fruit buds in the upper belt of Kupwara.
At several places trees were uprooted and different nullahs including Kehmil, Hud, Haihama, and Lolab nullah got flooded, locals added.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 28 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 28 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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