Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Udala, Sept 16:
In a tragic incident, six persons, including four women, were killed and five others, including four college girls, seriously injured when lightning struck Balimundali village under Khunta police station limits of Udala block in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district this morning.
According to reports, some persons had taken shelter at a passenger rest shade near the Canal Chhak area of the village due to heavy rain when lightning suddenly struck the shade killing six persons on the spot.
The seriously injured were rushed to the district headquarters hospital at Baripada where their condition of four was stated to be critical.
Udala Tehsildar Premangshu Chand the families of the deceased would be given compensation of Rs 1.5 lakh each as per the norms laid down for lightning death.