Three persons were killed in two separate accidents in the district in the last two days.

Two brothers were killed on the spot when they were struck by lightening on Sunday. The police said Bhagappa Nagappa Mallamgol (34) and Bharma Nagappa Mallamagol (28) were returning home after rearing their sheep near Savagaon when the tragedy struck. The deceased are residents of Honnihal of Belgaum taluka.


Deputy Commissioner V. Anbukkumar announced Rs.1.5 lakh each as compensation for the victims' families.

In another incident on Monday, Fakeerappa Laxman Dhangar, 58, was killed after a tin sheet fell on him following strong winds in Katakbhavi village of Raibag taluk.