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Seven persons have been killed by lightning

Bhubaneswar, April 24: Seven persons have been killed by lightning as rainfall hit several districts across of the State on Friday.

At least three deaths were reported from Mayurbhanj district where three youths were killed at Badapathar village near Khunta when the trio was fishing in a pond nearby their village.

The deceased have been identified as Koushik Mahant, Jaminikant Mahant and Dibyashankar Mahant.

Similarly, two persons were killed by lightning in Jhumpura area in Keonjhar district while a lightning strike has claimed two lives in Balasore.

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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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