Nayagarh: A day after two farmers were killed in Banki area of Cuttack district, lightning claimed two more lives today in Nayagarh district.
The deceased are reportedly a couple who had been to their field to pluck vegetables early morning.
The incident took place in Dihagaon village under Daspalla block of the district.
While husband Udaynath was plucking vegetables, wife Ashamani was returning from the field after collecting the farm produce. All of a sudden there had been thundershower. Being struck by the lightning, they collapsed there. They were immediately rushed to Daspalla Community Health Centre (CHC) where they were declared dead. A pall of gloom has descended on the village and peripheral areas.