Kalahandi: Three persons died while three others were critically injured in thundershower and lightning that hit various places of Odisha on Friday.
In Kalahandi, two persons died and three others sustained critical injuries after they were hit by falling tree limbs and lightning during the massive rainstorm.
In Mayurbhanj, a youth died after struck by a lightning in Budhikhamari village under Bisoi police limits.
Storm also left a trail of destruction in Kantabanji area of Bolangir where people woke up to find uprooted electric poles, trees as hailstorm and lightning pounded the town during the evening. Roofs of several houses also sustained damage during the storm.
Similarly in Sundergarh, storm brought the town to standstill after rain and thunder lashed destroying a mobile tower, uprooting many trees and ripping off roofs.