Lightning claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy hailing from Perumanna on Monday. Abhinav Krishnan, son of M.P. Krishnan, was struck while he was playing in the courtyard of his house around 3 p.m.

Though the boy was immediately rushed to the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital, he succumbed to his injuries on the way. Abhinav was a student of GHS, Kuttikkattooor.

In the rural areas of Kozhikode, the summer downpour and strong wind played spoilsport on the eve of Vishu. Several houses were partly destroyed in Vadakara and Koyilandy regions as trees fell on them.

Houses destroyed

In and around Vadakara, three houses were partly destroyed.

In Koyilandy, the wind destroyed six houses.

Power supply was disrupted in the suburbs of Vadakara and Koyilandy as trees fell on supply lines.

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