Dhenkanal: A girl engineering student died and five others sustained injuries during lightning strike at Karanda under Hindol police limits in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district today.
According to reports, as many as six students, all girls and studying in second year Civil Engineering branch, of Pathani Samanta Institute of Engineering & Technology at Karanda here had gone outside the college premises during lunch break.
In the meantime, heavy rainfall started and they took shelter at a bus stop during which lightning stuck leaving all of them injured.
They were rushed to Khajuriakata hospital and one of them was later shifted to Hindol hospital, where doctor declared her dead. The deceased has been identified as Kalpana Nayak. The injured ones are undergoing treatment at the Khajuriakata hospital.
Following the mishap, the college authorities decided to send all the students home through college buses in a bid to avoid further untoward incident, sources said.