Mangaluru, May 09, 2018: The heavy rains accompanied by thunder and lightning which lashed the city on Tuesday night has claimed the life of an unidentified youth near the Town Hall.
The youth aged around 25-30 was walking towards the Mallya road via the gate close by Town Hall when lightning struck. He immediately collapsed and breathed his last.
Meanwhile, a house at Bejai, belonging to J V Fernandes suffered damages after it caught fire due to lightning. Luckily no one in the house was hurt. Fire service personnel and cops who rushed to the spot extinguished the fire.