Tripura, 6th October: At least three people were killed in lightning strikes during a thunderstorm in Gomati district of Tripura on Monday, as reported by officials.

They said that the incident was reported from the Maharani area of the district. Besides three deceased, seven others were seriously injured in the lightning strike.

The deceased have been identified as masons and labourers, who were engaged in the construction work of a house in Hirapur village in Maharani area of the district when lightning struck them.

Ten people were injured, who were immediately rushed to the hospital.

However, doctors already declared three persons dead on arrival and are treating the other seven injured.