Groom Killed, Bride Injured As Lightning Struck Them In Wedding Night Feast

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Keonjhar : In a tragic mishap, a groom was killed and five others including the bride injured as lightning struck them during the preparation of wedding night feast in Odisha’s Keonjhar district.

The incident occurred during Wednesday evening hours in Tangiripali village under Anandpur police station jurisdiction of the district.

The groom was killed on the spot while four others including the bride were shifted to hospital in critical condition, police said.

It’s pertinent to note here that lightning has emerged as a major life-threatening disaster in mineral-rich Keonjhar district with 89 people perishing due to ‘heavenly bolt’ since past three years.