This is sad! Eleven people who were taking selfies have been killed and many more left injured after lightning struck a historic fort in India on Sunday.
As many as 30 people were on the towers of the 12th-century Amer Fort in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan when the lightning strikes occurred. Eleven people were killed while another 17 were injured, with three in critical condition, according to police.
The fort, which gives a panoramic view across Jaipur, was packed with tourists on Sunday. When the lightning struck near Amer Fort, people were said to be taking selfies close to the watchtower, while some jumped to the ground after the strike, according to local media reports.
Senior Jaipur police officer Saurabh Tiwari said: “It was already raining when the people were there. They huddled in the towers as the rainfall intensified. Some of the injured were left unconscious by the strikes. Others ran out in panic and extreme pain.”
Emergency teams were on the scene on Monday, checking whether any victims had fallen into a deep moat on one side of the watchtowers.
Elsewhere on Sunday, lightning strikes killed around 10 people in the desert state of Rajasthan, while at least 42 died in different districts of Uttar Pradesh, according to authorities.
Lightning strikes hit several states across India during the thunderstorms and killed around 63 people in total, authorities confirmed on Monday.
Hundreds of people in India are killed each year in thunderstorms at the start of the monsoon season, which bring respite from the summer heat across the northern Indian plains.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said special payments would be made to the families of people who lost their lives, as he offered condolences.
Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, set a date for continuation of Afeez Fashola, a.ka Naira Marley’s trial.
Kemi Filani News recalls that Naira Marley was arraigned in 2019 on an 11-count charge of credit card fraud preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The music superstar pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
The prosecution had called two witnesses, Nuru Buhari Dalhatu and Augustine Anosike, both forensic experts with the EFCC.
They told the court how Naira Marley Frequently visited sites where stolen credit cards were sold to interested fraudsters.
The experts also revealed what was described as “shocking evidence” recovered from the defendant’s mobile...
Sensational singer, Olamide has won the heart of many Nigerians after photos/videos of him present at the funeral of Sound Sultan in America surfaced on social media.
KFN recalls that on the 11th of July, Sound Sultan took his last breath after battling Angioimmunoblastic T- Cell Lymphoma for months. The 44-year-old was, however, buried the same day according to Islamic rites in America where he died.
However, in a series of photos that surfaced on Instagram, the rapper, Olamide was seen consoling Sound Sultan's Wife, Farida during the singer's burial.
This made Olamide the only Nigerian artist present at the burial ceremony of the father of three.
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