Policeman killed in lightning in Kerala

May 9th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by admin  

Kozhikode, May 9 (IANS) A police constable on duty at a wireless station at Koorachundu, some 60 km from here, was killed and another policeman was injured in lightning Thursday midnight. The diseased was identified as Nishand, 28. Rajesh, 25, who was injured, was admitted to a hospital near here.

“The wireless station is atop a steep hill and in a remote area. There was heavy rain yesterday. The antennas at the station may have made the centre susceptible to lightning strikes,” an official told IANS.

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