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Lightning fatality reared its head on Friday with as many as 15 human lost

Bhubaneswar:20/7/18; Scourge of lightning fatality reared its head on Friday with as many as 15 human lost as lightning struck them in different parts of Odisha.

Lightning deaths were also reported from Balasore, Kendrapara, Khurda, Mayurbhanj, Subarnapur, Nuapada districts.

As many as 1256 precious human lives have been lost since past three years following lightning strike.

The lightning toll has registered a rise this year in comparison to last year’s death toll. 460 people were killed following lightning strike in 2017-18 year while the toll stood at 397 in 2016-17 year. Lightning accounts for 27% of total number of disaster deaths including fire, sunstroke, hailstorm, flood, cyclone, boat capsize, drowning and snakebite.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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