Dozens dead after being hit by lightning in India with some victims killed taking selfies

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Some 38 radical person been killed by lightning strikes successful India arsenic stormy upwind rocks the country.

The bulk of those killed were successful the occidental authorities of Rajasthan, wherever 11 radical died aft lightning struck astatine a watchtower adjacent the 12th period Amber Fort.

Senior constabulary serviceman Anand Srivastava said immoderate of those killed determination had been taking selfies adjacent the tract connected Sunday.

 SDRF squad  hunt  cognition  enactment    successful  advancement  aft  lightning onslaught   astatine  Watch operation    adjacent   humanities  Amer fort successful  Jaipur connected  Monday, Juky 12,2021. 11 dormant   and galore  injured aft  successful  this incident.(Photo By Vishal Bhatnagar)

Image: Amber Fort dates backmost to the 12th century. Pic: AP

Mr Srivastava added that astatine slightest 9 much were killed and 20 others injured successful different acceptable of strikes aft the country was battered with monsoon rains and thunderstorms.

In the neighbouring authorities of Uttar Pradesh, 18 radical mislaid their lives aft being struck by lightning, according to a authorities official, astir of which had been labourers moving connected farmland.

There are warnings from the country's meteorological section that the terrible upwind could proceed for different 2 days.

Lightning strikes are communal during India's monsoon seasons, which runs from June to September.

According to the astir caller information available, much than 2,900 radical were killed by lightning successful India successful 2019.

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