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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: As many as nine persons were killed and six others injured in lightning strikes at different places across Odisha today.

In Bhadrak district, a youth was killed as lightning struck him at Jalamandua under Bhandaripokhari block while another person died and three were seriously injured at Radhanathapur under Basudevpur block.

A woman was also killed by lightning at Sirapur under Sora block of Balasore district while another person died near Bhimjor under Kolabira block of Jharsuguda district.

Similarly, a person was killed at Machhimura village under Sohela police limits of Bargarh district while another person was struck by lightning at Mahakalpara in Kendrapara district.

A person was killed while two others were injured in lightning strike at Bisra in Rourkela and another person was killed in Bhasma area in Sundergarh. A person from Anandpur area of Keonjhar was also seriously injured.

As many as 11 cattle have reportedly been killed in lightning at Kundapatna in Jajpur.

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