Bhubaneswar, Sep 16:
Lightning has claimed 12 lives in Khordha, Cuttack and Sundargarh districts on Monday afternoon.
While 6 people died in Khurda district, five died in Cuttack district in lightning strikes.
According to reports, two people of Kusamati village in Khurda district and four people at Kaipadar in the district died when lightning struck them this afternoon.
In similar incidents, one person of Kochila Nuagan village, two persons of Badasamantarapur village and one person of Laxmanapur village under Choudwar police station limits in Cuttack district were also killed.
Lightning also killed a woman in Jagatpur on the outskirts of Cuttack city and one person in Jurei Kalopada village under Talasara police station limits in Sundargarh district.