One killed, 2 injured by lightning

Jajpur: One person was killed and two others sustained serious burn injuries in a lightning strike at a village in Jajpur district on Thursday, police sources said.

Sitakanta Behera died, while Nityananda Swain and Kapilendra Das were injured when they were struck by lightning as they were sheltering under a tree at Olara village, inspector-in-charge of Barchana police station P K Majhi said. The injured were hospitalised.