Bhubaneswar: At least ten persons were killed and eight others injured in lightning strikes at different places across Odisha today.
While two deaths due to lightning strikes have been reported each from the districts of Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur and Balasore, the districts of Khordha and Puri have one death each.
According to reports in Kendrapara district, two persons were killed in Koretanar village in lightning strike, while an equal number sustained injuries. A young woman of Narsinghpur under Pattamundai block in the same district has been also injured in lightning strike. The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital.
Similarly, in Jajpur district, two persons were killed in lightning strike while they were grazing their cattle in Chitahata village.
Besides, in Mayurbhanj district, two persons were killed in lightning strike, one each in Chadeibhola village under Karanjia block and Dandas village under Rairangpur block.