5 electrocuted as lightning strike hit transformer in Pakistan

Feb 15, 2019
Posted by Patrick Haddad

At least five people have been electrocuted and several others injured when a lightning strike hit a transformer in Kohat district of Pakistan’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Thursday.

According to local reports, the lightning strike caused a surge in voltage of power cables of connected houses, electrocuting the people who were using electric appliances during the period.

The injured people were sent to a nearby hospital where their condition is said to be critical.

The lightning was followed by heavy rains that had been lashing the area for the last few days.


Source: XinhuaNet

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Lightning Strike near the NWS White Lake Radar / NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0


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