AGARTALA, May 15 - A 52-year-old woman died at Laltilla under Khowai police station after being struck by lightning yesterday evening.
The body was sent to Khowai district hospital for post-mortem, according to sources.
With today’s incident, death toll due to Norwester has risen to seven apart from causing serious damage to property and agricultural crops.
Meanwhile, heavy shower, accompanied by gusty wind left 40 families homeless under Kumarghat RD block yesterday. “Altogether three villages were affected due to yesterday’s storm, while 148 members of 40 families rendered homeless”, said an official of SDM office, Kumarghat.