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3 CISF troopers struck by lightning in Thane, one serious

Tuesday - October 10, 2017 8:34 pm , Category : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Thane (Maharashtra) Oct 10 (IANS) Three Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) troopers posted at an Indian Air Force establishment here were injured after they were struck by lightning on Tuesday afternoon police said.



An official of Vartak Nagar Police Station here said the incident occurred around 2.45 p.m. at the IAF Firing Range on the outskirts of the city during stormy weather in the area.

The injured troopers were identified as Kamal Jyotinath 28 Mukesh Kumar 28 and Mohammed Iqbal 32 who were rushed to Bethany Hospital said the official.

The condition of Iqbal who bore the brunt of the lightning bolt is described as critical and he is undergoing treatment in the ICU.

The trio was posted from the CISF headquarters at Kalina in Mumbai the official added.

--IANS
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