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Thursday, 06 May 2021 6.18 PM IST

Lightning kills man while talking on phone

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KALLAMBALAM: A man died after being struck by lightning while talking on a mobile phone at Njarayilkonam in Thiruvananthapuram. The deceased has been identified as Njarayilkonam native Safeer. The incident took place at around 4.30 pm on Sunday.

Safeer was sitting on the veranda of his house and talking over the phone when he was struck by lightning. Though he was rushed to the nearby hospital, he was pronounced dead by the doctors. The body is kept at the mortuary of the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College. Safeer's wife and children, who were present in the next room at the time of the incident, did not suffer any injuries. The house and the wiring system were damaged by lightning.

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