Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, lightning and thunderstorm took at least nine lives and injured six other persons across Odisha today. As many as 11 cattle were killed in a lightning strike at Kundapatna in Jajpur district.
Lightning strikes took life of a youth at Jalamandua villageunder Bhandaripokhari block while another person was killed and three other persons were grievously injured in lightning strikes at Radhanathapur under Basudevpur block in Bhadrak district.
A woman was also killed in lightning strike at Sirapur under Sora block of Balasore district and another near Bhimjor under Kolabira block in Jharsuguda district.
While one person was killed in lightning strikes at Machhimura village under Sohela police limits in Bargarh district, another succumbed to death at Mahakalpara in Kendrapara district.
Similarly, one person was killed and two others were injured in lightning strikes at Bisra in Rourkela while another person was killed in Bhasma area in Sundergarh.
A person was critically injured at Anandpur area of Keonjhar.