Ganjam: Two persons including a young girl were killed and another was injured due to lightning strikes today in Odisha’s Ganjam district.
The deceased have been identified as Ulash Sahu (55) of Baragarh and Renubala Gouda (17) of Lokamani village under Bhanjanagar block of the district.
One Sushila Maharana was injured in the nature’s fury.
Lightning has claimed more than 45 lives in the last fortnight.
Notably, the State government recently formed an ‘expert committee’ to ascertain the reason behind lightning death incidents and undertake awareness campaigns to curb such deaths.
Official sources said around 400 people dying in the state every year due to lightning strikes which is highest in the country.