Three minor boys were killed and another sustained burn injuries after lightning struck them today at a village in Jamui district, a police officer said.

The incident took place at Harihar village when the boys were standing under a mango tree to avoid getting drenched in rain, Khaira police station in-charge Srikant Kumar said.

While three boys, identified as Dilkhush Kumar (13), Suraj Kumar (12) and Vipin Kumar (13) died on the spot, another 13 year-old boy Rajiv Kumar sustained burn injuries, he said.

The injured was admitted to a government hospital, the police officer added.

Source: Press Trust of India