Bhubaneswar: At least 14 persons were killed and six others seriously injured in lightning strikes across Odisha today.
Three persons one each in Kantadapai village under Balasore Town police limits, Mahamada village under Soro police limits and Kuligan under Khantapada police limits have died and five others have been seriously injured in lightning strikes in Balasore district.
Similarly, five have died in Bhadrak district. One each in Orali and Rambila villages under Tihidi block and one each in Thiakulha, Sundarpur and Hatapur under Chandabali block.
Besides, three persons have died in Kendrapara district. One each in Petachela Adohi and Kuchila villages under Mahakalapada block and another in Bantala village under Garadpur block.
Further, one person each in Ara village under Banspal block in Keonjhar district and Balaramprasad Kainphulia Sahi in Angul district have been killed in lightning strike. One woman has also been injured.
Moreover, one person was killed in Nuapada village under Talsara police limits in Sundargarh district.