Kendrapara/Cuttack: At least six persons have been killed in lightning strikes at separate places of Kendrapara and Cuttack districts on Sunday.
As per reports, four persons were killed after being struck by thunderbolts at Mahanga village and Barkanda village under Mahakalpada block of Kendrapara district today.
The identities of the deceased persons were not ascertained immediately.
Similarly, two farmers died in Salepur area of Cuttack district due to lightning strikes. They have been identified as Ranjan Behera of Lakhanpur village and another person of Mahanga.
The duo was working in the farmland when they were struck by a thunderbolt.