A 38-year old woman was struck dead by lightning at Thathankulam, 40 km from here, last night, police said.

Ponnuthai was standing under a tree in the field due to heavy rain when the lightning hit, killing her on the spot.

Madurai city and rural areas were lashed by heavy rains accompanied by thunder and lightning last night, officals said.


Heavy rain lashes Tamil Nadu July 18, 2010

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