Bhubaneswar, Aug. 12 -- In a tragic incident, as many as 16 students were injured after lightning struck their classroom at Kudanagari High School under the Garadpur block of Kendrapara district on Saturday.

The two severely injured students, identified as Amrita Panda and Adyasha Laxmi Samal, have been shifted from the Patakura Community Health Centre (CHC) to the Kendrapara district headquarters hospital (DHH) for better treatment.

All the injured have been identified as Class VI students of Kudanagari Adarsha Vidyalaya, which was functioning temporarily from the high school. Of the 16 students, 14 are boys and two are girls.

According to a source, it was the last period and the students were in their classroom when they saw a bright...