RAWALPINDI/ARIFWALA - Five people were killed on Monday in Punjab after lightning struck suburban areas of Rawalpindi district and a village near Arifwala.
At least three persons were struck by lightning and killed in two different suburban areas of Rawalpindi district. In the first incident, two cousins were killed when lightning struck a tree in Aneesar village of Kahuta in the morning at around 8:15am.
In the second incident, a veterinary doctor died when a bolt of lightning hit him at Karum Ilyas village in Gujjar Khan area. Two persons were killed separately when lightning struck them in a village near Arifwala.

According to police, Muhammad Aamees Bhatti and Sajid aka Daud Ansari of Chak No 66/EB were working in a field near Chak No 76/EB when a bolt of lightning struck them and they died on the spot.