Lightning Strike Kills Over 5 In Odisha

Kendrapara/Puri: Over five people were killed and several injured in separate lightning incidents in Kendrapara and Puri districts of Odisha on Wednesday.

The deceased have been identified as Dillip Mallick, Ajay Nayak, Bijaya Nayak, Gangadhar Behera and Papuni Das of Kendrapara district and Gita Bhoi of Puri district.

While Dillip and Ajaya are residents of Marilo and Gotrabil villages respectively under Garadpur block, Bijaya is a resident of Narayanpur village and Gangadhar and Papuni of Karanja village under Marsaghai block of Kendrapara.

All of them were working in the fields when lightning struck them. While they were killed on the spot, two others identified as Dolagobinda Mahali and Tamor Swain of Ostar village under Mahakalpada block have been injured.  

Gita Bhoi, a resident of Nimapada village under Bant block of Puri district was killed in lightning strike while she was working at a field. Two other identified as Bijay Bhoi and Chanchali Bhoi have been injured.