facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Seven killed in lightning strikes in India

Dec. 13, 2012 at 9:03 AM   |   Comments

NEW DELHI, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- At least seven people, including a child, were killed by lightning in India's eastern coastal state of Odisha, an official said Thursday.

Four people died in the Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapada districts as lightning and thunderstorms struck, the Indo-Asian News Service reported.

In the port town of Paradip, three laborers were killed by lightning Wednesday, an official said.

The high winds damaged about 300 thatched homes, while falling trees seriously injured a woman, the Times of India reported.

"Some schools and cyclone shelters are jam-packed with women and children who fled their villages fearing a cyclone," a district official said.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier
2
Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies
3
White House intruder had a knife White House intruder had a knife
4
Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father
5
New York buses will feature anti-Islam ads depicting James Foley New York buses will feature anti-Islam ads depicting James Foley
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback