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1 killed, 30 injured in lightning strike

 SHILLONG, Sept 12 - One person was killed and 30 others injured when lightning struck them in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district, police said Wednesday.

The incident took place at Gimegre Songma village in the district on Tuesday at around 4 pm during a football match, they said.

District deputy commissioner Ram Singh said 22 year-old Rickcheng A Sangma of the village died on the spot.

Singh said 14 people had come for treatment at the Phulbari public health centre and two were admitted for burn injuries while the others were let out after giving first aid.

Eyewitnesses said lightning struck a tree near the ground and the deceased was one of those who were taking shelter under it. – PTI

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