Malkangiri/Bargarh: At least two people were killed and two hurt in separate lightning strike incidents during thunderstorm that lashed Bargarh and Malkangiri districts yesterday.
One Ashok Thapa was killed as lightning struck when he was out of his house at Kuntulipali village in Bargarh.
In another incident, a woman, her son and daughter were injured in lightning strike while they were sitting on the Verandah of their house in Talagamudaput village under Khairiput block in Malkangiri.
The trio was rushed to the nearby hospital where the minor girl breather her last. The deceased minor has been identified as Babli Pujari, a class 9 student.
Earlier, the Regional Meteorological Centre in state capital had on Saturday issued an thunderstorm alert in 11 districts of the state.