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Four killed by lightning in E. India

Xinhua, July 14, 2014 Adjust font size:

Four people were killed when working in the farmland by lightning in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal on Sunday, said police.

Another person also sustained burn injuries after lightning struck two places of Jamalpur area in Burdwan district of West Bengal, Superintendent of Police SMH Mirza told the media.

At least 17 people have been killed by lightning in eastern India, as storms raged across the region over the past one month.

The severe weather was brought by what is known as a kalboishakhi, an immense storm which forms ahead of the monsoon rains, with huge storms form bringing heavy winds, torrential rain and plenty of thunder and lightning.

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