Srinagar, May 12: A 17-year-old youth was killed when lightening struck near his house at Shangus area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district today while windstorm coupled with rains disrupted normal life in North Kashmir and Meteorological Department has forecast thunderstorm in the State for next few days.
Muzafar Khan, 17, son Mohammad Wali Khan of Brariangan, Shangus was outside his house when he was struck by lightening this afternoon. Khan felt unconscious and was rushed to nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
And in North Kashmir, windstorm coupled with rains this afternoon toppled trees and damaged houses in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, leaving a woman injured.
A house belonging to Farooq Ahmad Hajam was damaged by gusty winds in Syed Kareem Baramulla. His wife was injured and was shifted to district hospital Baramulla for treatment.
Three more houses were damaged at Syed Karim and Trikanjan Boniyar areas of Baramulla district.
The windstorm uprooted trees at many places and damaged standing crops in Baramulla and Sopore towns.
Several vehicles were damaged at Sopore after trees fell on them.
The windstorm also damaged rooftops of houses and electric transmission lines in the area. Power supply in parts of Baramulla, including Sopore, was snapped due to damage to electric poles and transmission lines after the windstorm.
The rest of the Valley was lashed by rains and gusty winds were blowing across bringing down the temperature. Weatherman predicted more rains, thunderstorm and gusty winds in next few days.
Meteorological (MeT) department said that the rains accompanied by winds would continue over the State in next three or four days, saying that the weather would improve after four days across the state.