Odisha: 3 killed, 6 hurt in lightning strike

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 20:38

Jajpur (Odisha): Three agricultural labourers, including two women, were killed and six others sustained severe burn injuries when lightning struck them in separate incidents in Jajpur district, the police said on Monday.

The incident occurred when the victims were working in the paddy field while it was raining heavily yesterday.

The deceased were identified as Ranjan Nayak (36), Labanga Mahanta (34) and Nandi Patra (18) of different villages under Sukinda police sation of Jajpur district.

The injured were admitted to Danagadi and Dharmasala community health centres and were later shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack as their condition worsened, the sources said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 20:38

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