Bhubaneswar: As many as six people were killed and three others sustained serious burn injuries in separate incidents of lightning strike in Odisha today.
Two women, identified as Mini Mirdha and Subalaya Mirdha from Nileipali village under Attabira block of Bargarh district were died after lightning struck them while they were working in a paddy filed.
Three other women from the same village, who were also working in the paddy filed, were admitted to Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Sambalpur.
Similarly, Subala Mahakud, a resident of Luthurpanga in Subaranapur district died in lighting strike.
A woman, identified as Binodini Behera, from Benupada village in Pipili block of Puri district was killed after being struck by lightning while she was working in a paddy field.
Satya Bhoi of Ranipur Jharial village under Bangomunda block in Balangir district died in lightning strike.
Lightning strike has claimed another life in Nayagarh district this afternoon.
Meanwhile, the Bhubaneswar Centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for as many as 25 districts till 11.30 pm.