Staff Reporter

Six children admitted to hospital

PUDUKOTTAI: Two school students including a 10-year-old girl died of shock when lightning struck them in their classroom building at Kuzhipirai in the district on Thursday, police sources here said.

The victims were identified as Swaminathan and Suganya of fifth standard. Six students were admitted to the hospital following the incident. The affected children were studying in a private primary school.

According to police sources, the thunder struck at around 1.30 p.m. when the students were inside their classroom. Eight students who were in a state of shock following the incident were rushed to the Pudukottai Government Hospital. However, Swaminathan and Suganya died on the way to the hospital. The Panayapatti police are investigating.