Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 14:
At least eight persons were killed and 16 injured when lightning struck them in different parts of Odisha this evening.
Reports from Jagatsinghpur district said three persons were killed and three others were seriously injured when lightning struck them at Nimakala village under Tirtol police station limits.
While one person was killed in Dikshitpada village under Nischintakoili block in Cuttack district, a girl student of Sathibakuda village under Chandbali block in Bhadrak district was killed while lightning struck her while she was on the way to her house. Besides, a daily wage labourer of Bideipurpal village under Basudevpur block in the district also succumbed to lightning.
Another person of Patilo village under Anandpur block in Keonjhar district was killed while an old woman was killed and a boy was seriously injured when lightning struck them at Chakadagagua village under Mahakalapada block in Kendrapara district.
In another incident, 11 girl students were seriously injured when lightning struck a girls’ high school at Pattamundai block in Kendrapara district. Besides, a college student was also seriously injured when he was struck by lightning in Pattamundai block.
In Bhubaneswar, two persons were seriously injured in lightning. Of the two admitted in the Capital Hospital, one has been identified as Mithun of Baramunda area while the identity of the other injured was not known.