JAGATSINGHPUR: Three persons were killed on the spot and four others injured after lightning struck them while they were waiting at Nimakana railway level crossing near Erasama-Manijanga road under Tirtol police limits on Tuesday. The injured have been admitted to Manijanga Community Health Centre and their condition is stated to be critical. The deceased have been identified as Padama Charan Singh (42) of Nimakana, Narayan Sarangi (46) of Paida and Rabi Jena (43) of Naranpur under Balikuda police limits. The bodies have been seized by Tirtol police.
Jharsuguda: Prasanna Kumura (64) of Remanda village under Lakhanpur police limits in Jharsuguda district died as lightning struck him while he was returning home.
Salepur: Dhulendra Sethy (45) of Dixitpada village under Nischintakoili block in Salepur was working in his paddy field when lightning struck him.
Bhadrak: Two persons including a minor were killed as lightning struck them in the district. A Class IX student of Sathi Bankuda High School, Sobharani Nayak (14), died while returning home. Sasanka Patra (34) of Bedeipurpala under Basudevpur police limits died in a prawn farm.
Kendrapara: One person was killed and 18 students of Pattamundai Girls' High School sustained injuries as lightning struck them in the district. The deceased has been identified as Sankar Mallick (65) of Chakodagogua village under Mahakalapada block.
All the injured girl students were were rushed to Pattamundai Government Hospital from where six were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital in a serious condition, said IIC of Pattamundai police station Baruni Das.