10-year-old Poonch girl killed in lightning strike

A 10-year-old girl was killed and three others were injured when they were struck by lightning in a remote area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Sunday. Then at her funeral, around a dozen people were injured when a structure collapsed.

“Lightning hit a mud house in Manai village in Behram Gala locality of Poonch district at around 5.30pm on Sunday, resulting in death of a minor girl and injuries to three other persons,” the Poonch police said. The deceased girl was identified as Ufaq Iman of Manhie Behramgala at Surankote.

During the girl’s funeral at the local graveyard, a structure collapsed and resulted in injuries to around a dozen persons.

“A minor girl, Ufak Iman, died in lightning in Surankote. Later during her funeral ceremony, one cow shed where some locals were standing suddenly collapsed and around 12 persons were injured,” Poonch SSP Romesh Angral said.