17 August 2022,   17:28
18 killed due to lightning in Rajasthan, several injured

Eighteen people, including seven children, were killed in separate incidents of lightning in Rajasthan""s Jaipur, Kota, Jhalawar and Dholpur districts on Sunday, police said.

Twenty-one people, including six children, were also injured in lightning incidents in separate villages in the state, they said.

In a major tragedy in Jaipur, 11 persons, mostly youths, were killed and eight others injured when lightning struck them on a hill near the Amber Fort, officials said.

Some of them were taking selfies on a watch tower while the others were on the hill. Those on the watch tower fell when lightning struck late in the evening, they said.