Balasore: At least two persons were killed in a lightning strike while they were working in an agriculture field at Kanheibindha village under Simulia police limits in Balasore district today.
The deceased have been identified as Dinabandhu Hembram and Sivnath Nayak of Chakradharpur village under Kaptipada police limits.
According to reports, seven labourers from Chakradharpur village including Dinabandhu and Sivnath were working on the farmland of Babuli Moharana of Kanheibindha village. While Dinabandhu and Sivnath were transplanting paddy in the field, lightning struck them at 3.30 PM today.
Dinabandhu and Sivnath were rushed to the Community Health Centre (CHC) at Simulia on a 108 ambulance.
However, Dinabandhu and Sivnath were declared brought dead by the attending doctor at the CHC.