Kulgam: A man identified as Abdul Kareem Wagay was killed after being struck by a thunderbolt at his native of Manzgam DH Pora last evening. Eye witness said that Abdul Kareem was a daily wager in PHE department and was returning from his duty when the incident took place.
It was a rainy day on Saturday from 3 PM onwards when Abdul Kareem took shelter under a tall willow tree. It was when lightening struck the tree killing him instantly. When Abdul Kareem didn’t reach home till late his wife informed the local Masjid committee which made an announcement on masjid loudspeaker. Inhabitants of the area started searches in the fields and found his body under the burnt tree. –Sameer Rahmani
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