Heavy rains accompanied by lightning and thunder has killed six people of a village in Mysuru.
Six persons, who were working in the fields at Nandinathapura rushed inside a temple to save themselves from the heavy rain. But unfortunately, they were killed when lightning struck the temple.
The victims have been identified as Puttanna, 60, Suvarnamma, 45, Sujay 18, Sudeep, Thimmegowda, Umesh. Even temple couldn't save them from nature's fury.
Eight persons rushed inside the temple when it started raining. But soon a lightning struck the temple and killed three people on the spot. Three died on their way to the hospital. One person has suffered severe injuries and is fighting for his life in the hospital.
CM Siddaramaiah has announced Rs 4 lakh compensation to the families of victims. The money will be released from the State Disaster Response Fund (Rs 4 lakh) and from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (Rs 1 lakh).
ಸಿಡಿಲು ಬಡಿದು ಪಿರಿಯಾಪಟ್ಟಣದ ನಂದಿನಾಥಪುರದಲ್ಲಿ 6 ಮಂದಿ ದುರ್ಮರಣವನ್ನಪ್ಪಿರುವ ಘಟನೆ ನೋವು ತಂದಿದೆ. ಜಿಲ್ಲಾಡಳಿತದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಸಂಪರ್ಕದಲ್ಲಿದ್ದೇವೆ: @siddaramaiah— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) October 5, 2017
ಮೃತರ ಕುಟುಂಬಗಳಿಗೆ ತಲಾ ರೂ.5 ಲಕ್ಷ ಪರಿಹಾರ ವಿತರಿಸಲಾಗುವುದು. ಪ್ರಕೃತಿ ವಿಕೋಪ ಪರಿಹಾರದಿಂದ ರೂ. 4ಲಕ್ಷ + ಮು.ಮಂ.ಪರಿಹಾರ ನಿಧಿಯಿಂದ ರೂ.1ಲಕ್ಷ: @siddaramaiah— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) October 5, 2017
The victims are the residents of Hunasawadi, Piriyaptna in Mysuru. The police have visited the place and have inspected the spot. A case in this regard has been booked in the Piriyapatna Police Station.