12 Jul 2021

28 People Lost Their Lives In Lightning Struck In Various Places In Rajasthan

Latest reports have been coming in from Rajasthan where eleven people have lost their lives when lightning struck in Amer Palace near JAipur.

All the dead and injured were reported to be tourist and were taking selfies.  

Eleven people have died and many feared injured in a lightning strike in front of the 12th century Amer Palace near Jaipur. The incident took place when people were taking selfies at a watch tower amid rain in the Rajasthan capital.

According to reports, dozens of people had been present at the watch tower when the lightning struck. A number of them sustained injuries as they jumped off the watch tower in panic. Twenty-seven people are reported to have been on the watch tower and the fort wall when the incident happened.

According to the sources coming in from Chief Minister Gehlot office which has reported that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced a compensation of ₹ 5 lakh for the families of those killed.

Apart from the incident at Amer Palace, nine more casualties by lightning were reported from across the state on Sunday. One death each in Baran and Jhalawar, four deaths in Kota and three in Dholpur districts. Seven of those killed were children.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his deepest condolences over the deaths.

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