Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 1:
Lightning strike amidst heavy thunderstorms this afternoon claimed at least eight lives and injured two across various parts of Odisha.
As per reports from Bhatakhamara village under Narla block of Kalahandi district, a father-daughter duo were killed because of lightning strike in the village. Besides, while another man died in that village, his wife has been grievously injured.
Further, another two deaths were reported from Ghantipada village of Kandhamal district.
Two more lost their lives and one was seriously injured in Jaleswar block of Balasore district after being struck by lightning.
The eighth news of death was reported from Baguda village under Patnagarh block of Bolangir district.