A 69-year-old man and his grandson were killed after being struck by lightning in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district, officials said on Friday.
Thakur Das and his grandson Ankit (19) along with others were grazing goats in Rakh village near Palampur when the incident happened, they said.
Das’ relative Sanjay Kumar, who was with them, survived and reported the incident, they said, adding that authorities have sent a team to retrieve the bodies and rescue the remaining individuals.
In a separate incident, more than 60 sheep were reportedly killed due to a lightning strike in Mahal Chakban Dhar, part of Dharamsala subdivision.
Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Dharamshala Dharmesh Ramotra sent a team from the Animal Department to assess and address the situation.
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