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Newly-Wed Man Killed In Lightning Strike During Reception In Odisha's Keonjhar

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16 May 2019


Keonjhar: A newly-wed man was killed and four others were injured after being struck by lightning during his marriage reception at Tangiriapal under Harichandanpur police limits of Keonjhar district on Wednesday.

While the deceased have been identified as Jitendra Murmu, the injured include his maternal uncle Phaguram, aunt Sulochana, younger brother Muna and a cousin.

Reportedly, Jitendra along with his family members and relatives were present in the reception party when the mishap occurred.

The public present there immediately rushed Jitendra and four others to nearest Community Health Centre (CHC) at Keshadurapal. However, as condition of Jitendra was critical he was shifted to Anandpur hospital where doctor declared him dead.