Chennai: Three persons including a college student and two siblings were killed after lightning struck them in separate incidents in Tiruvallur district on Tuesday night. Three others are undergoing treatment at a hospital, police said.
The deceased children were identified as J. Tamil Arasan (13) and his sister J. Surekha (32). Police sources said that the children along with their parents, Jagadeesan (43) and Suguna (32), were standing on the terrace of their residence in Kilambakkam village when lightning struck.
The children died on the spot while their parents along with another relative, Meenakshi (55) sustained injuries and were admitted to the Tiruvallur Government General hospital.
In another incident in Red Hills, a final year engineering student died after struck by a lightning. Cholavaram police identified the victim as Ranjth Kumar of Nagarathinam Nagar. He came out of his house to use his mobile phone when lightning struck him, police said. He was moved to a hospital nearby where he was declared dead. Cholavaram police handed over the body to family members after autopsy.