Lightning kills 22 people in southeastern India

September 7, 2015 6:39 AM

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HYDERABAD, India — Lightning has killed 22 people, mostly farm laborers working in fields, across the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials said Monday.

The fatalities occurred Sunday evening when thunderstorms and rain lashed eight districts in Andhra Pradesh, said N. Chandrababu Naidu, the state’s chief minister.

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