Bhubaneswar: Five persons died and seven were seriously injured in lightning strikes in Odisha on Wednesday.
In Dhenkanal district, two women of Karadapala village under Kankadahad police limits were fatally struck by lightning while they were on way to mill the paddy.
In Rayagada district, a woman of Ghanatri village in Gunupur block died while her husband and son were seriously injured.
A man from Rentasil village of Patnagarh block in Balangir district lost his life while he was returning home.
In another incident, a man succumbed to lightning strike and five others were seriously injured while working on a paddy field in Kuanradihi village of Saraskana block in Mayurbhanj district.