Lightning strikes school: 2 killed, 15 kids hurt

Baripada: In a tragic incident, at least two persons, including a Class-III student, were killed while 15 others sustained injuries after a lightning struck a school here this evening.

According to sources, a teacher and a girl student died when lightning hit the Ragiam UGME School in Rasgovindpur area of the district. The injured students are undergoing treatment at a local hospital, the sources added.

Meanwhile, the chief minister announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of deceased.