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.