Windstorm, lightning wreak havoc in Jammu, parts of Pir Panchal; 7 killed


Massive windstorms and lightning took lives of seven people in Jammu, while dozens of cattle perished and hundreds of houses were damaged on Wednesday evening.

Damage to residential houses, other infrastructure including power transformers and poles were reported from Udhampur, Rajouri, Reasi, Kathua and Samba districts.
Three persons in Laap village, two including a father and his daughter in Rajouri, one in Reasi while one in Ramnagar area of Udhampur district were killed, reports quoting an official said. “Over 200 houses have been damaged in the district by windstorm,” the official added.

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