Updated February 29th, 2024 at 00:20 IST

2 Killed In Lightning Strikes, Crops Damaged Due to Untimely Rains in Maharashtra’s Jalna District

Bhokardan and Jafrabad talukas of the North Maharashtra district faced untimely showers and hailstorms

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2 Killed in Lightning Strikes, Crops Damaged Due to Untimely Rains in Maharashtra’s Jalna District | Image:PTI/representative
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Jalan: Two persons, including a woman, were killed in lightning strikes, while crops on nearly 11,700 hectares of land were destroyed by unseasonal rains in Maharashtra's Jalna district on Wednesday, officials told PTI.

Bhokardan and Jafrabad talukas of the North Maharashtra district faced untimely showers and hailstorms on Monday.

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Two persons, including a woman residents of different villages in Bhokardan taluka were killed in lightning strikes during the rains, the Divisional Commissioner's office told PTI.

Crops on 11,691 hectares of land were affected in the rains and hailstorms.

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According to PTI reports, “20,801 farmers from 66 villages in Bhokardan and Jafrabad suffered losses due to damage caused to crops like wheat, peas and maize”.

 

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Published February 28th, 2024 at 22:56 IST