Lightning strikes kill 20 in Andhra Pradesh

At least 20 people were killed after lightning struck different parts of Andhra Pradesh as heavy rains lashed the state of Sunday.

The incidents occurred in Krishna, Guntur, East Godavari, Prakasam and Nellore districts.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced ex-gratia of Rs. 4 lakh to each of the victim killed in lightning.
Six persons were killed in Prakasam district, five in Nellore district, four in Krishna district, two each in Guntur and East Godavari districts.
In Guntur, women cricketers of Andhra Pradesh and Tripura had a miraculous escape when lightning struck ACA stadium in afternoon where they were playing a match.
The cricketers rushed out from the ground and took shelter in the ACA Academy building. A tree outside the building caught fire after it was hit by bolt.

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