Woman killed in lightning strike in Cuttack village

Cuttack: In a tragic incident, a woman was killed after being hit by a lightning bolt in Balijhari village under Kanpur police limits in the district last night.

The deceased woman has been identified as Meena Dalei (45) of the same village.

The victim who went to attend nature’s call in a nearby cropland last evening and later went to a pond for wash up was hit by a flash of lightning accompanied by ear-splitting thunder. She turned critical on the spot.

Locals rushed the victim to a nearby hospital immediately where doctors declare her brought dead.

Kanpur Police has lodged a case of unnatural death in the incident and sent the body for autopsy.


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