Lightning Strike Leaves 5 Students, Tuition Teacher Injured In Khurda

Nirakarpur: As many as five students and a tuition teacher were injured in a lightning strike in Nirakarpur area under Tangi block of Khurda district this afternoon.

According to reports, the students were taking tuition at a coaching centre at Nirakarpur College Road when a thunderbolt struck a tree near the coaching centre.

The effect of the lighting was so intense that the students and the tuition teacher collapsed on the scene.

As per sources, a tutor Jagannath Mangaraj,  and five students— Barsa Rani Baliarsingh, Barsha Barik, Prabhu Pritam Behera, Balaram Behera and Ratnakar Bhoi were injured and fell unconscious due to the lightning strike.

Immediately they were admitted to Khurda District Headquarters Hospital. It is reported that all of them are now in good condition after treatment.

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