Malda (WB): Five persons, including four children, died after being hit by lightning during a thundershower at Chancold in Malda district, the police said on Monday.

Four children - Bittu Saha (10), Joyprakash Singha (11), Md Hossain (11) and Mumpy Khatun (13) - were killed by lightning at Harishchandrapur village when they went to pick mangoes during a thunder shower on Sunday night.

In a separate incident, one farmer died after being struck by lightning when he was returning from field at Kushal village.


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