Three persons, including a woman and her son, were killed and as many were injured when the lightning struck at Ishwariya Park, a picnic spot, here this evening, police said.

A large number of people had gathered at the park, which is on the city outskirts, for picnic this evening when the weather suddenly worsened.

"A lightning struck near gate number 2, where there was a group of six persons. It killed three of them and injured the other three," Pradhyumnagar police stations inspector R Y Raval said.

The deceased were identified as Aarti, her son Bhargav and Ajay.

Source: PTI