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7 killed in Barpeta lightening

Altogether seven people including women and children died in a lightening incident in Barpeta sending shockwaves across the state on Saturday.

Amid thunder squall the lightening took place on a boat carrying at least 50 people on the river Beki in the evening where at least 21 others sustained injury.

The injured are battling for life at the Barpeta Medical College Hospital. Chief minister Tarun Gogoi has expressed deep shock at the lightening incident and announced Rs 4 lakh each to the family members of those killed in the incident.         

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JINTUL TALUKDAR FROM BAJALI, Barpeta
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