Kolkata: As many as 12 persons were killed after being struck by lightning across the state in the past 24 hours, with the highest number of victims from the district of Purulia.
It has been learnt that two out of the seven victims in Purulia were women.
Lightning struck several districts in South Bengal since Sunday afternoon along with rain.
Two women who were working in a field at Barabazar area of Purulia were hit by lightning on Monday.
The Met office has once again issued an alert to the fishermen in the coastal districts urging them not to venture into the sea in next two days.
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