Six persons died and six others sustained injuries in lightning strike in different parts of the State on Tuesday.

Four persons, including a woman, died at two places in Ganjam district. One person died at Tilisingi under Bhanjanagar police limits while three of a family died in Keshpur under Khallikote police limits when lightning struck.

In Parlakhemundi, one person died and four others were injured in Zagili Street under Ward no 1 under Parlakhemundi municipality. The deceased has been identified as T Sabara Raju of the same area.

The injured were admitted to the district hospital here. In Jagatsinghpur district, a schoolgirl was killed and two were injured in Gambhapur village under Raghunathpur police limits. The 12-year-old girl Lopamudra Dwivedi of Gambhapur village had gone to attend the Utkal Diwas celebrations in Primary School when lightning struck her.

She was declared dead by the doctors at the district headquarters hospital. Two other children were discharged after treatment. Early Tuesday morning, thunderstorm occurred across the district in which black gram and green gram cultivation was severely affected.