Lightning strikes Dwarkadhish Temple in Gujarat; flag torn, none hurt

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Ahmedabad, Jul 13 (PTI) The world famous Dwarkadhish Temple in Gujarat's Devbhumi-Dwarka district was struck by lightning on Tuesday afternoon, damaging the flag atop the shrine though no harm was caused to the structure, videos that recorded the incident showed.

No casualty was reported.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a telephonic talk with the Devbhumi-Dwarka district administration after lightning struck the temple dedicated to Lord Krishna.

As per a statement issued by the office of Shah in Gandhinagar, his Lok Sabha constituency, the lightning has not damaged the temple structure.

No one was injured in the incident, it said.

The statement said Shah held a telephonic talk with the temple management as well as with the district collector on learning about the lightning strike.

Two videos of the incident have surfaced on social media.

Though the lightning did not damage the structure, one of the videos showed the flag atop the temple was torn.

The Dwarkadhish Temple is also known as the Jagat Mandir and believed to be around 2,000 years old. PTI PJT PD RSY RSY

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