Lightning strike kills elderly man, 8 cattle in Odisha

Kendrapara: An elderly man died due to lightning strike at Garajanga village under Marshaghai block in Odisha’s Kendrapara district today.

The deceased has been identified as Sarat Mohanty (64). He was a retired employee of the Postal Department.

Mohanty was plucking flowers from a tree near his house early this morning around 5 am when lightning struck killing him on the spot.

In a similar incident, eight cattle were killed in lightning at Gurubai village under Krushnaprasad block of Puri district last night when the animals were standing under a tree.

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