Watch: Lightning Strikes Tree in India, Leaving One Dead, 3 Others in Critical Condition

CC0 / / Lightning strike kills over 100 in India's Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
Lightning strike kills over 100 in India's Uttar Pradesh and Bihar  - Sputnik International, 1920, 13.03.2021
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The winter season is over in India and many parts of the country are witnessing heavy rains, strong winds and lightning, which will usher in the dreaded summers. Clouds cover Delhi's national capital region (NCR) and the surrounding area.

As rains lashed the industrial city of Gurugram on Thursday evening, a shocking incident left Indians wondering how unpredictable and uncertain life could be.

A partially submerged house is seen at the flood-affected Mayong village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India, June 29, 2020 - Sputnik International, 1920, 20.07.2020
Bursting Clouds, Lightning & Floods Wreak Havoc on Indian States Leading to Destruction, Deaths
In Gurugram's sector 82, one man died and three were critically injured after lightning struck the tree they were standing under to protect themselves from the rain.

A video recorded by the CCTV camera of a residential property near the accident site showed the tree top getting hit by the lightning and catching fire immediately. The footage also show the four men casually talking to each other moments before the lightning struck and seconds later, they all fall to the ground.

WARNING: Following videos are disturbing and may offend sensibilities

​A security guard from the same residential complex then ran towards  the enclosed park where the incident happened to help the fallen men.

​Upon being admitted to a hospital, one man was declared “dead on arrival” while the three others were critically injured. One out of the three has suffered major burns, while the other two are currently stable and under observation.

Last year between the transition time of monsoons and winters, a total of over 50 people were killed in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar after lightning struck them.

 

 

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