Cuttack: At least four people were killed and one person was critically injured as lightning struck parts of Odisha today.
Three persons died in Tigiria area of Cuttack district when they were transplanting paddy sapling in farmlands.
The deceased are identified as Kabi Bal of Hatamal, Sanjay Behera of Bindhanima and Nila Behera of Shyampur village in the district.
Another person was admitted to Athagarh Community Health Centre (CHC) in critical condition.
Similarly, Dusmant Rout from Bathal Village in Jagatsinghpur district was killed after lightning struck him while he was grazing his cattle in a field.
Meanwhile, the Met office has issued lightning and thunderstorm warning for fourteen districts in the State till 6.30 pm.
Several parts of the State will receive heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours, the weatherman predicted.