Chitradurga: In a tragic incident, a mother and son died after being struck by lightning while seeking shelter beneath a tree to avoid showers in Megalahatti village in the Molakalmur Taluk of the district on the evening of Wednesday May 4.
The deceased are Maarakka (40) and her son Venkatesh. According to sources, they were on their way home from the grazing area with their flock of sheep.
They took shelter under the tree after heavy rains. According to sources, both of them died on spot.
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