OUR STAFF REPORTER
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
As many as 22 persons and 128 cattle died due to lightning in Madhya Pradesh in last 24 hours, as per reports from various parts of the state.
However, MP government has acknowledged death of only 10 persons due to lighting so far in the past 24 hours.
According to revenue department of the state, besides death of people, 28 cattle also died in rain including 14 from Tikamgarh district alone.
According to report Disaster Warning & Response System (DWRS) issued by Relief and Rehabilitation department, 10 persons died due to lightning.
Mandla and Tikamgarh reported three deaths each due to lightning. Rajgarh and Shivpuri reported 1 death each. While Chhatarpur reported two deaths.”
But in addition to above data, as per local report, Gwalior –Chambal division reported eight deaths.
In Sheopur, six friends had gone for picnic. In the mean time, lightning struck. Three of them died while three others were injured. They have been referred to Gwalior. Those who died include Rambharat Adivasi, Dilip Adivasi and Mukesh Adivasi.
Two women Ramkali and Gyandevi died in Bhind district. In Shivpuri, Akalwati died while Malti was injured. In Gwalior, Natharam Baghel of Ghamandipura village and Betal Singh Gurjar of Bagwai village died after lightning struck.
In Chhatarpur, three died due to lightning. Those who died include Rampyari and her son Mukesh Ahirwar died. Both were working in field. Reda Ahirwar died in Amarwa village under Bamnora police station in Chhatarpur district. Damoh, Datia and Umaria also reported one death each.
According to Meteorological department, 132 cattle died in rain. Damoh reported 98 deaths of cattle while Datia reported 20 cattle and Panna reported 8 deaths. Betul reported 4 deaths of cattle and Morena two cattle deaths.