Patna: At least nine police constables were reportedly hurt when a big tree fell on a tent in the Patna Police Line premise on late Tuesday night requiring them to seek medical attention.
Among the injured were one sub-inspector, one havildar, six jawans in training, and two Home Guard jawans. They all were taken to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) for treatment.
Injured jawans were identified as Manzar Imam, Ali Hasan Khan, B P Mandal, Satish Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, Anmol Kumar, Rozazuddin, Kailash Mandal, and Devendra Singh.
Senior police officials including Patna DM Kumar Ravi and SSP Garima Malik were seen reviewing the damage caused by the storm.
Statewide, at least 18 people were reported killed due to lightning. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced ex-gratia payment of Rs 4 lakh each to the relatives of the victims.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS