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Lightning hits husband, wife

A husband and wife who were farming groundnuts in Sagamam in the Thirukkovil Police area on Friday (30) evening died in lightning striked.

They along with seven relatives including their son and daughter were cultivating groundnuts on Friday evening when heavy showers, thunder and lightning interrupted their work. The relatives had returned home, but the couple had continued their work amidst heavy rain.

As the rain intensified, they had sought refuge under a Khomba tree when a sudden lightning bolt hit them.

The deceased were Yoganayagam Yogeswaran and Kasuppillai Jeyasutha. They were 46 years of age and residents of Vinayagapuram in Thirukkovil.