Bhubaneswar, April 26: Four persons have been killed by lightning as rainfall hit several districts across the State on Sunday.
At least three deaths were reported from Nabarangpur district where three youths were killed at Baunsiyaguda village near Chatahandi when the trio had gone to attend the nature’s call to a nearby pond.
The deceased has been identified as Lalit Bindhani, Matiram Bindhani and Kadam Harijan of the village.
In a similar incident, a farmer in Balasore district killed in the lightning strike. One Gauranga Behara of Babupatana village under Soro police limits had gone to his farmland to perform Akshaya Tritiya rituals when he was struck by the lightning strike. Soon he rushed to Soro hospital, where the doctor declared him brought dead.