Tragic Lightning Strike Claims Lives of Two Children in Madhya Pradesh
Tragic Lightning Strike Claims Lives of Two Children in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: Two children tragically lost their lives, and three others were injured due to a lightning strike amid rain on Saturday in Sheopur district of Madhya Pradesh. Satish Dubey, the in-charge of Vijaypur police station, reported that the incident occurred in the evening in Dhamini village while five children, aged between 8 to 15 years, were grazing goats. 

According to Dubey, the lightning struck when all the children were gathered under a tree. Unfortunately, two boys, aged 12 and eight, lost their lives, while three others, including two girls, sustained injuries. The injured are currently receiving treatment at Vijaypur Health Centre.

The weather abruptly changed this evening, with strong winds and light to moderate rain occurring in several states, including Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, and the surrounding areas of Delhi. The Meteorological Department has forecasted the possibility of heavy rain accompanied by thunder in the coming hours. Due to adverse weather conditions in Delhi, 17 flights bound for the airport had to be diverted. Among these, 7 were Indigo flights, 2 were Vistara, 6 were Air India, and 1 was Air India Express.

As per IMD predictions, there is a likelihood of hailstorms in many regions of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Western Madhya Pradesh on April 13 and 14, and in Uttarakhand and Western Uttar Pradesh on April 14. Additionally, the Meteorological Department has warned of heavy thunderstorms, rainfall, lightning, and strong winds in Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Western Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab from April 13 to 15. Rainfall is expected in most districts of Karnataka until April 17.

In response to the forecast, the Meteorological Department has issued an advisory urging people in Delhi-NCR and surrounding areas to remain indoors and avoid unnecessary travel. The advisory recommends closing windows and doors and seeking shelter in safe places. People are also cautioned against taking refuge under trees during the adverse weather conditions.

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