Man struck by lightning dies

By PTI Published on Apr 16, 2018 12:26 PM IST

Tirunelveli: Rain accompanied by thunderstorm and lightning lashed the district since late last night, claiming the life of a 48-year old man.

Mariappan, sitting in the backyard of his house, was struck dead by lightning near Kangaikondan, police said.

Tenkasi recorded 25 mm of rainfall while Aaykudi recorded 23 mm, officials said. Villiyur, Radhapuram, Kalakadu and Western Ghats received heavy rain. The Courtallam Falls received copious water-flow.