Sundergarh, Two football players have been killed by lightning during a football match in a village in Sundergarh district of Odisha. Around 25 people were also injured during this. Officials have said that a football match was going on in a field in Banilta area of Nuagaon in Sundargarh district.
Suddenly the sky became cloudy and it started raining. Players were running for cover. Meanwhile, lightning fell from the sky. In which two players died. 25 people including some other players and spectators were injured. Michael Surin (16) and Ajay Lakhua (23) of Parataguta village were killed. While 12 have been seriously injured.
Injured people have been immediately admitted to the primary health center. After that he was referred to Ispat Hospital in Raurfela. Some of the injured were covered with cow dung by locals on their docks, they believe, to reduce the effects of the lightning. According to the hospital director, two of the injured are in critical condition.
Let us tell you that Odisha is the state with the highest incidence of lightning in the country. 21.73 lakh lightning strikes have been claimed in the last two decades. 5706 people have lost their lives in it. Between 2000 and 2020, with the exception of 2001-2017 and 2018, more than 10,000 such incidents have occurred in Odisha every year.SS1MS