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12 people were struck by lightning in three districts across Madhya Pradesh in 24 hours.
Twelve people were killed and eight seriously injured when they were struck by lightning in three districts across Madhya Pradesh in the last 24 hours.

While seven were killed in Chhindwara, two each were killed in Seoni and Agar districts, said police.

Those killed in Chhindwara have been identified as Rajesh Yadav 28, of Malanwada area, Ramnath Bhange, 18, his cousin Mahesh Bhange, 20, of Amarwada, Munshilal Sirkam, 28 and Sahtu Bai, 40, among others. Four others who sustained severe injuries were sent to district hospital.

Similarly, two children were killed and three others injured when lightning struck them at Narla village of Agar district on Friday night. Children Umrao Singh (10), Balu Singh (14) and three others took shelter under a tree in Narla, 25 kms from distirct headquarters after rains started. Suddenly, lightning struck them killing Umrao and Balu on the spot.

In a separate incident a Santoshi, 14 and her sister Jayanti, 12, were killed in Seoni district. Police said they took shelter under a house when lightning struck.