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Lightning kills three in Mansehra

By Our Correspondent
April 27, 2024
The Rescue 1122 ambulance. — APP File
The Rescue 1122 ambulance. — APP File

MANSEHRA: Lightning struck three people, including two brothers in Kundaw Kari forests in Oghi on Friday.

“Our teams rushed to the scene after receiving information about the incident and transported the dead to a hospital in Oghi,” Amir Khadim, the Rescue 1122 official said.

All three shepherds leading their herds and sheep, according to locals, were hit by lightning and died instantly.The lightning, which was followed by heavy downpour, frightened locals and they ran to the forest where the three people were found dead.

The Rescue 1122 teams took the bodies to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, Oghi.The deceased were identified as Mohammad Shafique, 28, belonging to Battagram, Ahmad Khan, 40, from Oghi and Mohammad Shakeel, 10, from Battagram.

The bodies were handed over to their family members on completion of medico-legal formalities.Meanwhile, heavy downpour started following the Friday prayers in the upper parts of Hazara that continued intermittently.

The streets and roads in Mansehra city were flooded with rainwater, affecting flow of traffic.The trees were also rooted out in parts of the district, and electricity remained suspended for over two hours.

Torghar also experienced a heavy downpour.“The traffic at some roads linking villages with the main road suspended following the landslides triggered by rains,” an official said.