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Six people were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:20/8/18:  As many as six people were killed and three others sustained serious burn injuries in separate incidents of lightning strike in Odisha today.

Two women, identified as Mini Mirdha and Subalaya Mirdha from Nileipali village under Attabira block of Bargarh district were died after lightning struck them while they were working in a paddy filed.

Three other women from the same village, who were also working in the paddy filed, were admitted to Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Sambalpur.

Similarly, Subala Mahakud, a resident of Luthurpanga in Subaranapur district died in lighting strike.

A woman, identified as Binodini Behera, from Benupada village in Pipili block of Puri district was killed after being struck by lightning while she was working in a paddy field.

Satya Bhoi of Ranipur Jharial village under Bangomunda block in Balangir district died in lightning strike.

Lightning strike has claimed another life in Nayagarh district this afternoon.

About Editor in chief

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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