Rourkela: A 28-year old man was killed when lightning struck him at Talsara village, 60 km from here, police said on Saturday.

The man was sitting on the verandah of his house yesterday when he was struck by lightning, which also damaged a portion of his house.

In another incident of lightning at least five cows died at Dandiapalli village in Orissa’s Sundergarh district. The villagers have appealed to the local administration for financial assistance to the women who owned the cows and depended on them for livelihood.