Keonjhar, Apr 22: An elderly man died after being struck by lightning at Barahpasi village under Baria police limits in the district today.
The deceased has been identified as Hukum Chand Mahant.
Sources said that Hukum was returning home after attending nature’s call when a lightning struck him and he fell unconscious. On being informed, the family members rushed him to a nearby hospital where the doctor declared him brought dead.
A pall of gloom descended over the village following the tragic incident.