Bhubaneswar: As many as three persons were killed and two persons received critical burn injuries as lightning struck them at three different places in the State early this morning.
According to reports, a person was killed at Bandhapathar village in Boudh district as lightning struck the person while he was away from home.
Similarly, a person died and two others became critical as lightning struck them at Sanajoda village in Keonjhar district. The victims were at a secluded place when they fell prey to lightning.
Besides, a person was killed at Jamajharan village in Bolangir district due to the same reason. The man was working on a agriculture field when the lightning struck him.