Lightning strikes 18 times on deadly night in Pakistan

Lightning strikes killed at least 18 people and injured several more during a deadly night in Pakistan's Thar desert, police…

Lightning strikes killed at least 18 people and injured several more during a deadly night in Pakistan’s Thar desert, police said Friday, describing the deaths as “unprecedented”.

Thunderstorms and a heavy downpour caused havoc in several villages, destroying dozens of homes, in an unusual rainfall event that a meteorologist says could be linked to climate change.

It was the lightning strikes in 18 different places which had the greatest impact.

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