Soldier killed, 2 others injured in lightning strike in Poonch

Poonch, June 25: A soldier was killed and two others were injured when lightning struck their post along the Line of Control in Poonch district early Friday morning, officials said.

The lightning struck Khalsa II post of army’s 40 Rashtriya Rifles in Sawjian sector in which the soldier, Rifleman Mandeep Singh, died while two others were injured, the officials said.

When contacted, SHO Mandi Manzoor Kohli confirmed the incident. gns

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