Lightning strikes kill 24 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Bernama) – Separate incidents of lightning killed at least 24 people and injured over two dozens of others in different areas of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province during the last 24 hours, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting local media yesterday.

According to the reports, at least 21 people were killed in different areas of Tharparkar district of Sindh and several others injured amid heavy rainfall and thunderstorm. Four women and three children are among the deceased who lost lives in Tharparkar.

Two people were killed in two separate accidents as lighting struck in different villages of Jacobabad district of Sindh.

All the injured have been shifted to different hospitals where the majority of them were found with severe burn injuries.