Bolangir: At least two persons were killed and two seriously injured in lightning strikes in two separate incidents in the State today.
According to reports, two women Panibudi Mesua and Bhumisuta Mesua of Barkani village under Bolangir Sadar police limits were bathing in a nearby pond when lightning struck them.
While Panibudi Mesua died on the spot, Bhumisuta Mesua was critically injured.
Bhumisuta has been admitted to Bhima Bhoi Medical College & Hospital at Bolangir.
In a separate incident, a youth hailing from Bhoipada village in Basudevpur panchayat under Athmallik block in Angul district was killed in lightning strike today.
The mishap occurred while the youth was grazing his cattle in a field near his village. Another youth from the same village has also been injured in the lightning strike.