One dead, six critical in lightning strike in Baripada


Baripada: One person died while six others including two children sustained critical injuries after lightning struck them near Bangiriposhi at Khadikasula village in Mayurbhanj district on Friday.

According to sources, the lightning struck the victims in a house in which they had taken shelter after they faced heavy rainfall on the way to Bangiriposhi this morning.

One died on the spot while six others were rushed to the nearby hospital for treatment.

According to relief commissioner, Sundergarh, Sambalpur and Mayurbhanj districts have been issued lightning warning. The people in these places have been alerted not to step outside the house till 5 pm.

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