Athagarh: Lightning strikes at different places of Athagarh district in the state on Sunday claimed the lives of three farmers while three others sustained critical injuries.
The deceased persons hailed from Bandhalasapur, Bisnupur and Bindhanima village.
According to sources,the farmers were working in their farmlands when lightning struck. While three died on the spot, three others sustained injuries.
The injured farmers were rushed to the nearby hospital.