Meghalaya: 21-yr-old youth injured in lightning strike

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TURA | April 29, 2019:

In an unfortunate incident, a 21-year-old youth from Chanupara under Phulbari PS in West Garo Hills was injured in a lightning strike. The incident occurred today morning at around 3 am.

"He was struck by lightning this morning and rushed to Tura Civil Hospital where he is recuperating from his injuries. He is currently out of danger," superintendent of police, Dr MGR Kumar confirmed.

Marak was transferred to the Tura Civil Hospital early this morning and is currently out of danger. He, however, suffered burns to his face and parts of his body during the lightning strike.  

Incidentally, social media had been abuzz with rumours of the 21-year-old, Pangkam Ch Marak sustaining injuries while charging his phone which turned out to be a hoax.