Injured by lightning, woman dies as ambulance fails to arrive

Ganjam: A woman injured by a lightning at Bhutasarasingi village under Purushottampur block in the district succumbed to her injuries after failing to get an ambulance in time, her family members complained.

According to sources, Tanu Gouda, wife of Panchanan Gouda along with two other people were injured during a lightning strike while working on farmland.

Upon getting information, the villagers called for an ambulance and fire services department but after waiting for long the villagers arranged a motorcycle to send Tanu to Purushottampur hospital when the ambulance did not arrive.

Unfortunately, after admitted, Tanu was declared dead at the hospital.

An ambulance kept at Purushottampur hospital has been defunct since last three months while there is no other ambulance service in nearby areas due to which Tanu’s life could not be saved, her family members complained.