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Tag: Lightning Deaths

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Lightning Kills 6 People In Odisha; several others injured

Kendrapara/Puri: As many as six people have been killed and four others injured in lightning strikes at separate places in the State today. While two persons were killed, two others sustained critical injuries after being struck by lightning at Karanj village in Mahakalpada block of Kendrapara district. One person each was killed in Marilo and […]

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Odisha Registers 31% Decline In Number Of Lightning Deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has registered a decline in human casualty due to lightning by 31 per cent during 2018-19 following effective use of Early Warning Communication system (EWCS), a senior official said. While 465 lightning deaths were recorded in Odisha during the year 2017-18, it came down to 320 in 2018-19 which is about 31 per […]

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Three killed, 3 injured in separate lightning mishaps in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least three persons were killed and three others injured in separate lightning strike incidents under the impact of thunderstorms and Nor’wester rain in different places in Odisha on Saturday. As per reports, a couple was killed after lightning struck them while they were fast asleep inside their house at Bisipali under Padampur police […]

Weather Alert: Thunderstorm and lightning alert issued for 7 Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: The regional centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bhubaneswar issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for seven districts of Odisha till 6 PM today. As per the latest bulletin of the IMD, light to moderate thunderstorm and lightning is likely to occur at several places over Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Angul, Kandhamal and Boudh […]

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Groom killed, bride injured in lightning strike on reception day in Odisha

Keonjhar: In a heartrending incident, a groom was killed while his bride sustained grievous injuries after being struck by lightning today on their reception day. According to sources, the newly-wed couple and three other persons were sitting on the verandah of their house at Tangiriapal village in Keonjhar and preparing for their reception when lightning […]

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One killed, seven injured in lightning

Dhenkanal: One person was killed while seven others injured in lightning strikes at different places in Odisha on Saturday. A woman was killed when lightning struck her at Badadwar village in Nayagarh, while six persons of Kankadasada village sustained injuries in lightning strike while they were collecting Tolla in the nearby Similpal forest in Dhenkanal […]

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Lightning claims three more lives in Odisha

Bhawanipatna: At least three persons including a woman were killed while four others were injured in lightning strikes in Kalahandi district on Thursday. A man, identified as Rahas Bag, died after being hit by lightning while he was working in his paddy field at Balagaon village under Kalampur block in the district. In a similar […]

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1,256 lightning deaths reported in 3 years in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: On an average nearly 400 people die of lightning every year in Odisha while 1,256 people have succumbed to lightning strikes during the last three years from 2015 to 2018. In 2015-16, the number of lightning deaths was 399, while it claimed 460 lives in 2017-18, as per the recent information released by Special […]

Lightning claims three lives in Odisha

Dhenkanal: At least three persons were killed and one injured in separate lightning strikes in Jajpur and Dhenkanal district on Sunday. A man was killed as lightning struck when he was out with a herd of cattle at Kuninda village under Bhuban police limits. The deceased has been identified as Surendra Dehury, a resident of […]

Met issues lightning alert for 16 districts in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The regional office of India Meteorological Department has issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for 16 districts in Odisha till 5.30 pm today. As per the latest reports, the alert has been issued for Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Angul, Jajpur, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Khorda, Kendrapara, Khurda, Dhenkanal, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts. People in these […]

Met Dept issues lightning alert for 12 districts

Bhubaneswar: The regional centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bhubaneswar has issued lightning warning for 12 districts of Odisha till 4:30 PM today. The alert has been sounded for Gajapati, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Sundergarh, Deogarh, Khorda, Angul, Dhenkanal and Jajpur. The warning was issued after satellite images of Doppler Weather Radar indicated […]

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Nine killed in lightning across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as nine persons were killed and five others injured in lightning strikes at different places in Odisha today. In Nuapada district, a woman and her sister-in-law of Bharuamunda village under Komana police limits were killed as lightning struck them while they were taking shelter under a tree during rain. Similarly, two persons- […]

Lightning deaths: Odisha planning massive awareness drive

Bhubaneswar: Lightning kills more people in Odisha than any other calamity in the State with the latest being death of 34 persons in last 36 hours. Keeping this in mind and the 34 deaths in the past 36 hours has prompted the Odisha government to plan a massive awareness program to prevent casualties. “We will […]

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