Three Killed In Lightning Strike In Odisha’s Bolangir

Bolangir: Three women were killed in a lightning strike at Bolangir’s Badatelanpali. The incident took place when a group of women were carrying out farming activities. One of them was killed on the spot while the other two succumbed at the hospital. 10 others escaped narrowly when the lightning struck today afternoon.

The deceased have been identified as Pramodini Dharua, Bilasini Rout and Jasobanti Sabara. A young woman Seema Dharua, who sustained burn injuries has been admitted to Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital.

The incident occurred at around 2 pm at Badatelenpali village of Khuntapali panchayat under Bolangir Sadar block. Local police have sent the bodies for autopsy and registered unnatural death (UD) cases.