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Tag: Lightning Strike

14,295 Died Due To Lightning Between 2016-2020

Kanimozhi Karunanidhi had also asked the reason for the government to not notify lightning as a natural calamity despite the increase in deaths and damage caused by it.

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Lightning Strikes Killed 1621 Persons In 4 Years: Odisha Disaster Management Minister

Odisha Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi on Friday said that 1621 persons have been killed in lightning strikes across Odisha till date since 2018

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Lightning strikes wedding party in Bangladesh, 17 dead

A massive lightning strike in Bangladesh's Chapainawabganj district killed 17 members of a marriage party travelling on a boat

Lightning Strikes Kill 5 Including 3 Minors Across Odisha
Lightning Strikes Kill 5 Including 3 Minors Across Odisha

As many as 18 goats were also killed in the lightning incident

Nayagarh: 2 Including Woman Killed In Lightning Strike

Nayagarh: Two persons including a woman were killed in a lightning strike at Daspalla area here in the district on Wednesday morning. According to sources, the duo sustained serious injuries in the lightning strike and were immediately rushed to Daspall community healthcare centre. However, the doctor declared them dead on arrival. You May Also Read: […]

6 Killed In Lightning Including Brother-Sister Duo On Raksha Bandhan

Bhubaneswar: At least six persons including a brother-sister duo were killed in lightning strikes in separate incidents in Odisha on Monday. As per reports, one Asha Behera (12) of Manda village in Balasore district had gone to tie rakhi to her brother Sushant Dalai on the occasion of Rakhsa Bandhan. Both Asha and Sushant were […]

Lightning Kills 83 In Bihar, 24 In UP Amid Thunderstorms

Patna: At least 83 people were killed by lightning in various districts of Bihar, and 24 in Uttar Pradesh while many people were reported to be injured as heavy rain and thunderstorms lashed several areas of north India on Thursday, a government official said. Out of the 83 dead in Bihar, 13 people were killed […]

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9 persons, including 2 women, minor killed in Odisha in lightning strikes

Bhubaneswar: At least nine persons were killed in lightning strikes in different parts of Odisha on Monday. While two women were killed in Dhenkanal, a minor boy in Nabarangpur district died after being struck by lightning during thunderstorms that lashed several parts of Odisha including the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack on Monday afternoon. […]

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 […]

Post-mortem of groom who died in lightning strike conducted after 17 long hours

Keonjhar: Tension erupted at Anandpur hospital in Keonjhar district today after postmortem of the groom, who died in a lightning strike on the reception day yesterday, was conducted after 17 long hours. According to reports, lightning struck the marriage reception of one Jitendra Murmu of Tangiriapala village leaving him dead while critically injuring his bride […]

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 […]

Two students killed in lightning strike in Odisha

Cuttack: Two students were killed after they were struck by lightning in Tangi area of Cuttack district today afternoon. According to reports, the students, who were undergoing skill development training, sustained severe burn injuries after lightning struck them while they were playing with other students. They were rushed to the Cuttack-based SCB Medical College and […]

Five of a family injured in lightning strike in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: Five members of a family including three minors sustained grievous injuries after being struck by lightning at Baghamunda village under Parjang police limits in Dhenkanal district on Thursday evening. The injured Tarun Kerei (8), Lakshman Kerei (8), Gauranga Kerei (15), Surati Kerei (30) and Chiru Kerei (45) of the family have been admitted to […]

4 dead, 3 injured in lightning strikes across Odisha

Khurda/Baripada/Balasore: As many as four persons died and three others were injured in lightning strikes at separate places across Odisha today. In Khurda, two persons, identified as Paramananda Mahabhoi of Sarua village and Sanjay Naik of Kunjuri village died after being struck by lightning. Similarly, Dinesh Naik and Babita Naik of Kunjuri village and Ramesh […]

2 killed, 12 injured in lightning strike during football match

Rourkela: Two persons were killed and 12 others severely injured today after they were struck by lightning during a football match in Paraba of Jharkhand bordering Odisha’s Sundergarh district. As per reports, a team from Hatibari in Sundergarh district had gone to Paraba for the football match. Though the deceased have not been identified, sources […]

Weather Alert: Low pressure to trigger rain in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Several parts of Odisha will witness an increase in rainfall activity from today as a low pressure system has formed over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas. The low pressure is likely to intensify and will trigger rainfall across the State, as per the latest forecast of the Regional Meteorological Department. On the […]

2 killed, 7 injured by lightning strikes in Odisha

Kendrapara/Puri: As many as two persons were killed while seven others were injured by lightning strikes at different places in Odisha today. In a tragic incident, two persons of a family were killed while two others were injured when lightning struck a country boat at Jamboo village in Kendrapara. According to sources, a woman and […]

Odisha to sign MoU for early lightning warning system soon: SRC

Bhubaneswar: Concerned over rise in the number of casualties due to lightning strike incidents, Odisha government will soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with US-based Lightning analysing system ‘Earth Network’. Informing about the development, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi stated that the agreement with the US-basd firm will be signed this week. The […]

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 […]

Nor'wester claimed 51 lives since April in Odisha: Minister

Bhubaneswar: As many as 51 persons have been killed in Nor’wester (Kalabaisakhi) induced thunderstorm in several parts of Odisha since April 1, informed Revenue Minister, Maheswar Mohanty today. Out of the total casualties, 47 persons have been killed in lightning while four people died in Nor’wester rain. At least six lightning deaths were reported on […]

Lightning claims five lives across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least 5 persons were killed in lightning strikes at various places across Odisha on Wednesday. In Malkangiri district, thunderstorm accompanied by lightning killed two persons, one in MVI-41 village under Kalimela block and the other at Bhejaguda under Mathili block. Two persons were killed in lighting in Dhenkanal district. A cattle grazer who […]

1 killed, 7 injured in lightning

Rajgangpur/Baripada: One person was killed and seven members of a family injured in separate incidents of lightning strike during a Nor’wester in the State on Monday. As per reports, the deceased has been identified as Sido Hansdah, a resident of Ghumala village in Mayurbhanj district. The mishap occurred when he  was returning home after finishing […]

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 […]

Lightning kills 5 in Odisha in three separate incidents

Bhubaneswar: At least five persons were killed in three separate incidents in Dhenkanal, Nuapada and Balasore districts in lightning strikes on Thursday. While violent storms and heavy rains lashed large parts of the state, lightning killed three including a couple of Jatia village under Parjang block in Khamakshyanagar, Dhenkanal. Another person in Bherunia village and […]

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Lightning kills 3 in Odisha

Jeypore: In two separate tragic incidents, three persons including a woman and her son were killed after being struck by a lightning here at at Kharagpur village in Kotpad block of Korapaut district on Sunday. Another 15 year-old boy was also severely injured in the incident and has been admitted to a nearby hospital. In another […]

Man dies in lightning strike in Bargarh

Bargarh: In a saddening incident, lightning strike has killed a villager at Jhulapiapali under Barapali police limits of Bargarh district. The deceased, identified as Kokila Saa of Jhulapiapali, was struck by the lightning at a nearby place while he was taking sheep for grazing yesterday. An unnatural death case has been registered at the Barapali […]

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2 dead in lightening strike

Berhampur: Two persons were killed and their wives injured after they were struck by lightning at Palli Padmanavpur in Ganjam district today. The victims, who were working in their farms, had taken shelter under a tree during a sudden downpour when they were struck by lightning, said inspector in-charge of Berhampur sadar police station, S […]

Three minor boys killed in lightning

The minor boys of Megha village of Athagarh block in Cuttack district were killed when lightning struck them this morning

Eight killed, two injured in lightning in Odisha

Eight persons died and two others seriously injured as lightning struck in different parts of Odisha during Kalabaisakhi (Norwester) this afternoon