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As many as three people were killed, including two minors, while two others sustained severe burns and 42 cattle lost their lives after being struck by lightning in separate incidents today, police said.

Manisha Marawi (16) and Semsingh Tekam (18) were struck by lightning in this districts Chhivli village this morning. Both died on the spot.

A report from Shahdol said that a girl, identified as Sujata Rathore (16), also became the victim of natures wrath in Rampur village.

On the other hand, 42 cattle were killed as lightning struck them when the bovines took shelter under a tree in Shahdol districts Kamat village today. The incident took place when the owner of the cattle went home for lunch.

A report from Shivpuri said that two people, including a woman, suffered critical injuries after being struck by lightning at Sujawani village.

The incident occurred when Suman Vishwakarma and Angadpal were going to their field last night. They were rushed to local hospital and from there, they were referred to Uttar Pradeshs Jhansi for further treatment, police added.