Twelve persons were killed in lightning strikes as heavy unseasonal rain and hailstorm lashed parts of Madhya Pradesh Saturday night, official sources said on Sunday.
In separate incidents in Sagar district, five persons, including a minor, were killed by lightning strikes while working on their farm. They were identified as Sourabh Adivasi (11) of Semra Gond village, Uttam Singh (35) of Narvan village, Ratiram Patel (40) and Tillu Patel (20) of Gangapur village and Bhagwan Singh Dangi (63) of Keval village, sources said.
Two others were killed in lightning strikes in Rajgarh district, two in Berasia tehsil, one each in Damoh and Tikamgarh districts and one in Begumganj tehsil by lightning strike, sources said. They are yet to be identified, the sources added.