Ten die as hailstorm strikes Orissa

“Of the 10 deaths six were due to lightning. Four died in wall collapse,”  Revenue Minister Surya Narayan Patra said on Friday. He said the collectors of all affected districts have been instructed to provide compensation to the family members of hail storm victims.

Official death toll due to the calamity stood at 10. A majority of the deaths were reported from Mayurbhanj.  At least 29 people were injured in Sundergarh.

Local weather office said some districts of the state may experience similar hailstorm in the next few days.

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