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India: Lightning: 2006/05/20 Country Information on DRR

Period 2006/05/20
Country or District India
Event Type Lightning
Outline Lightning strikes and falling trees have killed 20 people in pre-monsoon storms which lashed two Indian states, officials said on Saturday. At least 12 people died in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh and eight others were struck dead by lightning in West Bengal on Friday, they said
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters AlertNet 2006/05/20
In West Bengal, five of the deaths occurred on the banks of Fulahar river, about 380 km (237 miles) north of state capital Kolkata.