Girl student killed, 5 injured by lightning strike in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: In an unfortunate incident, a girl student of Pathani Samanta Engineering College at Karanda in Dhenkanal district was killed while five of her friends were injured after they were struck by lightning outside the college campus today.

The deceased, identified as Kalpana Naik of Bahala village, was a second year student of civil engineering.

The incident occurred at around 2 PM when Kalpana and her five friends were on their way to have lunch outside the campus.

Following the incident, all the six girls were rushed to Khajuriakat community health centre (CHC). After preliminary treatment, Kalpana was shifted to Hindol hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

All the injured girl students are now undergoing treatment at Khajuriakat CHC while the condition of two is said to be critical.

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