5 people electrocuted as lightning strike hit transformer in Pakistan

At least 5 people have been electrocuted and several others have been injured when a lightning strike hit a transformer in the northwest part of Pakistan.

The lightning strike caused a surge in voltage of power cables of connected houses, electrocuting the people who were using electric appliances during that period.

The injured people were sent to a nearby hospital where their condition is said to be critical.

The lightning was followed by heavy rains that had been pouring in the area for the last few days.

 

Source: XinhuaNet