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Assam: Lightning Strike Claims One

HT Correspondent


DIBRUGARH, May 1: A 28-years old youth died after being hit by lightning at Borbaruah in upper Assam Dibrugarh on Friday night.

The deceased have been identified as Madhurjya Konwar, a resident of Jamira Gohain Gaon of Borbaruah area of Dibrugarh.

According to reports, Madhurjya Konwar was riding a motorcycle and on the way towards Bogibeel bridge lightning struck him.

The incident occurred at around 8 pm near the Bogibeel area.

“After lightning struck him, he fell down on the ground. He was immediately taken to Borbaruah primary health centre but no doctors were present at that moment. His friends took him to Assam Medical College and Hospital, but he died on the way,” said a police official.

Dibrugarh MLA Prasanta Phukan on Saturday visited the deceased home and condoled the death of the youth.

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