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Death toll due to lightning in Tharparkar rises to 26

Death toll due to lightning in Tharparkar rises to 26
MITHI: At least 12 people have been killed in Tharparkar district during the last 24 hours after being struck by lightning during thundershowers, raising the death toll to 26.
The lightening incident claimed 22 lives in the Tharparkar region and four others in adjoining Sanghar district apart of the death of dozens of cattle during deadly rainfall on Thursday.

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Earlier, at least seven deaths and five injuries were reported in two incidents of a thunderbolt in parts of Tharparkar district.
In another lightning incident, at least two women were killed and four children were injured following the lightning strikes in Sanghar district of Sindh province.

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Three injured of the incident were admitted to Umerkot Hospital Sujawal for medical treatment of multiple burn injuries.
The  Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted rainfall at Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpur Khas, Sanghar, Umarkot, Shikarpur, and Jacobabad.

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