Nearly 11 people were assassinated in a lightning attack at a prominent tourist place in the metropolis of Jaipur, in India’s northern state of Rajasthan, on Sunday twilight.
Lightning struck Amer Fort on the outskirts of the town, according to Shankar Lal Saini, an elder emergency administration administrator in Jaipur.
“There stood a tower there. When the lightning hit, the building’s barrier slumped, several people were covered up under it. Before the palace was on a cliff when the detritus was plunging and the area was curtailed, some people were also knocked down into a pit,” Saini told CNN.
The episode occurred at 6.30 p.m. on Sunday and officer and civil defence force officers conducted recovery procedures until 7 a.m. on Monday, according to Saini.
The 11 corpses extricated included women and kids. The patients were announced deceased on arrival at the town’s Sawai Man Singh Hospital.
An additional 11 people were extricated and are in a stable situation, Saini said. Those at the palace comprised residents as well as travellers, he added.
“Because it is a mountainous region and there are a bunch of plants the recovery squads kept looking till sunrise in case anyone is abandoned behind but now all people have been accounted for,” Saini said.
Many people were also killed by lightning hits in different parts of Rajasthan, according to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. He solicited officers to provide timely aid to the households of the dead in a tweet on Sunday.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his consolations on Twitter.
“Many people have relinquished their lives due to lightning in some regions of Rajasthan. This has harmed me a lot.
I convey my deepest consolations to the households of the deceased: PM @narendramodi,” the Prime Minister’s office tweeted on Monday next morning.
Casualties from lightning hits are familiar in India and the South Asian region in May and June each year.