Lightning kills 11 in Jharkhand

Last Updated: Thu, Apr 14, 2011 06:20 hrs

Ranchi, April 14 (IANS) Eleven people, including three women, were killed by lightning in Jharkhand, an official said Thursday.

Seven of the victims died in the villages of Garwah district Wednesday night. Two people, including one woman, died in Hazaribagh and one each in Chatra and Lohardagga districts.

Lightning claims 50 to 60 lives every year in Jharkhand.