Shimla, June 29 (IANS) A youth died in Shimla after being struck by lightning Saturday, police said.
Santosh, a student of M.Com, was returning from the historical Jakhu Temple with two friends when lightning struck him, a police official said.
He said the victim was standing below a tree along with his friends when the disaster occurred.
However, his friends escaped unhurt.
The Jakhu temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman is located at Mount Jakhu — the highest peak in the town located at an altitude of 8,500 feet.