Cuttack: Lightning has yet again claimed two more lives in the district here while three persons have been injured and hospitalized.
The incident took place today morning at Dolanapur village under Banki Police Station (PS) limits.
As per reports, the farmers had been to the paddy fields as the weather condition was favourable. But, lightning and thundershower occurred all of a sudden following which two persons collapsed in the field while three others were left injured.
The other fellow-farmers, who were working nearby, noticed this and cired for help from co-villagers. Immediately, they were all rushed to the Banki hospital. Out of the three injured, one person has been shifted to Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital as his condition was stated to be critical.
The two deceased have been identified as Lipu Parida and Dhadia Sahu.