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Youth cricketer dies in lightning strike

Sunday - June 10, 2018 6:22 pm , Category : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Kolkata June 10 (IANS) A 21-year-old aspiring cricketer died on the spot after he was struck by lightning during practice at the Calcutta Cricket Academy here the club s secretary said.
Lightning coupled with thundershowers lashed the city in the afternoon when all-rounder Debabrata Pal who had joined the club last month had just finished warming-up and had entered the ground.
"After warming-up we were about to start practice when lightning started. He suddenly collapsed and we rushed to him " club secretary Abdul Masood told IANS.
"We did cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) but after seeing no response we took him to Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan where he was declared dead " he added.

--IANS dm/ssp/mag/vd