Hit by Lightning, 2 Farmers and 1 Fisherman Killed

Evacuation of victims struck by lightning in Bondo Village, Bangsri District, Jepara Regency, Central Java, Tuesday (16/2/2021). (ANTARA / HO-Bangsri Police.)

jpnn.com, JEPARA – Two farmers and one fisherman in Jepara Regency, Central Java, were killed by lightning while working during heavy rain accompanied by lightning.

The incident took place at two different locations on Tuesday (16/2).

The two unlucky farmers are working in a rice field in Bondo Village, Bangsri District, Jepara Regency, Central Java, Tuesday (16/2) at 10.00 WIB.

A fisherman was struck by lightning when he returned from fishing and arrived at the Pesajen Coast, Tuesday (16/2) at 07.30 WIB.

Kapolsek Bangsri AKP Sarwo Edy Santosa explained two farmers who were struck by lightning, namely Rahtrio (57) from Cepogo Village, Kembang District, Jepara Regency and Murtiani (47) Jerukwangi Village, Bangsri District, Jepara.

There are five farmers working in Rahtrio’s rice fields in Bondo Village, Bangsri District. However, when it rained heavily on Tuesday (16/2) at 10.00 WIB, they took shelter in their hut.

After the rain subsided, the three farmers returned to work in the fields.

Two of his friends still took shelter in the hut because there was still lightning.

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