NEW DELHI, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- At least six people were killed and four others injured after being struck by lightning in southern Indian state of Karnataka Thursday, police said.
"The incident took place at Nandinathapura village in the state's Mysuru district when the victims were returning home after grazing cattle," a senior police official said.
It suddenly started raining and to take cover, the victims rushed to a nearby temple but that place was hit by a thunder bolt and lightning.
"While six were killed on the spot, those injured have been admitted to a local hospital, where their condition is said to be serious," the official said.
The bodies have been handed over to the families of those killed, he added.
Lightning is common in India, particularly during the monsoon months. A number of people get killed every year by lightning strikes.