2 dead in lightening strike

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Berhampur: Two persons were killed and their wives injured after they were struck by lightning at Palli Padmanavpur in Ganjam district today.

The victims, who were working in their farms, had taken shelter under a tree during a sudden downpour when they were struck by lightning, said inspector in-charge of Berhampur sadar police station, S S Mohapatra.

The dead were identified as locals and their wives were admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital where their condition was stated to be out of danger, he said.

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