Malkangiri: A minor boy was killed in lightning strike while eight others were injured at Nuaguda village under Khairput block of Malkangiri district on Saturday.
The deceased have been identified as 16-year-old Pabitra Gallori, while four out of the eight injured are Sadam Bairgi, Mati Gallori, Rana Gallori and Balaram Gallori.
Reportedly, all of them had gone to pick groundnuts when it suddenly started raining. They had taken shelter under a tree when the lightning struck.
All the injured are presently undergoing treatment at Malkangiri district headquarters hospital (DHH).
Meanwhile, the villagers have urged the district administration to provide compensation to the kin of the deceased and bear the treatment expenses of all the injured.