10 killed, 8 injured by lightning strikes in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least ten persons were killed and eight others injured by lightning strikes under the influence of thunderstorms at various places across Odisha today.

Two persons were killed each in Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj, Balasore and Jajpur districts. One death each was reported from Khurda and Puri districts.

In Kendrapara, two persons were killed while two others were injured after lightning struck at Koratanara village this afternoon.

Similarly in Mayurbhanj, one person was killed while working in an agricultural field at Dandabas village in Rairangpur.

Elsewhere, five persons sustained injuries after being struck by lightning at Pandikot village under Papadahandi block of Nabarangpur district.