March 3, 2024

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Tragic Lightning Strike Claims Lives of Grandfather and Grandson in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra District

Palampur, Himachal Pradesh: In a heartbreaking incident on Friday afternoon, a bolt of lightning struck the Dhauladhar mountains, near the village of Raakh in the Palampur sub-division of Kangra district, leading to the tragic demise of a grandfather and his grandson. The elderly relatives were injured in the lightning strike, and they are currently receiving medical treatment at the Tanda Medical College in Kangra.

The local authorities have registered a case related to the incident and are investigating the circumstances surrounding this unfortunate event.

According to available information, the lightning strike occurred in the upper reaches of the Raakh village panchayat, approximately eight kilometers away from the Dhauladhar mountains. The powerful electrical discharge from the skies had devastating consequences, resulting in the unfortunate passing of the elderly family members.

The injured individuals, who are now undergoing treatment at the Tanda Medical College, are facing a challenging road to recovery. The medical team is working diligently to provide them with the necessary care and support.

This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the unpredictable and dangerous nature of lightning strikes, especially in hilly and remote regions. Local authorities are urging residents and visitors to exercise caution during adverse weather conditions and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.

The community in Raakh and the surrounding areas has been deeply affected by this loss, and they are coming together to support the affected family during this difficult time. The entire region mourns the untimely demise of these two family members and hopes for the swift recovery of the injured.

The authorities continue to investigate the incident, and further details may emerge as the inquiry progresses. In the meantime, the community gathers to mourn the loss and extend their heartfelt condolences to the grieving family.