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30.04.2012, 06:59 BBC News.co.uk

Lightning in India's West Bengal kills nine

Lightning in India's West Bengal kills nine

Nine people have been killed and 15 others injured from lightning striking a temple in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, police say.

The incident happened when a group of people took shelter in the temple during torrential rains in the Udaynarayanpur area of Howrah district on Sunday.

They were returning home after the end of a religious festival.

Some of the injured are in a critical condition, reports say.

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