Thunderstorm, lightning kill 6 across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least 6 persons were reported to have lost their lives in thunderstorms and lightning at various places across Odisha today.

In Rayagada district, three persons were killed in separate incidents at Kalyansinghpur and Ramnaguda block. Heavy rain with thunderstorm struck Shanti Nagar village under Pujariguda panchayat in Kalyansinghpur at around 1.30 pm. A minor boy was also killed by lightning at Sanlitipuli village.

Two persons were killed and two others were injured after wall of a passengers’ waiting room collapsed at Sundi Dhamuni in Ramnaguda. They were waiting for a bus amid thunderstorm when the weak wall of the rest room collapsed.

Similarly in Bolangir, two people lost their lives at Ingsa village under Agalpur block after a tree, uprooted by thunderstorm, fell on their house. One person was also injured in the incident.

One person was also killed by lightning in Nuapada district.

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