Lightning kills two children

Published: Friday, April 21, 2006, 11:34 [IST]
 

Pudukottai, T N, Apr 21 (UNI) Two students, including a girl were killed, when lightning struck them while they were in their classroom at Kuzhipirai village, near here.

District Special Branch (SB) police sources said the deceased were identified as A Saminathan (10) and R Sukanya (10).

Both were studying in fifth standard in the Ramanathan Chettiar Primary school. The classes started functioning after the lunch break yesterday when the tragedy struck.

The two studenta succumbed to burn injuries on the way to Government Hospital, here.

Eleven students, shocked over the incident, were admitted to the Government Hospital for teatment. However, they did not suffer any injury.

On information, District Collector P Sonai rushed to the hospital and consoled the family of the deceased and ordered the doctors to give necessary treatment to the injured.

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