Lightning strike: Two farmers killed in Angul

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Angul: In a tragic incident, two farmers lost their lives after being hit by a lightning strike at Bentapur village in Angul district today afternoon.

The identities of the deceased persons were not immediately ascertained.

According to sources, the farmers were working in a paddy field at Bentapur village when heavy rain accompanied by lightning lashed the area. Subsequently, a thunderbolt hit them.

Although they were rushed to nearby Community Health Centre, the doctors declared them ‘brought dead’. A case has been registered and police have seized the bodies for post-mortem.

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