Kamakhyanagar: Two persons were killed when lightning struck them at Haladikundi Chhak in Kamakhyanagar in Dhenkanal district this morning.
Reports said two persons—Chulia Pradhan of Haladikundi village and Nidhi Tisku of Kainya Sahi village of Balikuma panchayat – were out on some work in the morning.
While they were on the way, heavy rain came in suddenly and they took shelter under the roof of a house under construction when lightning struck killing them on the spot.
The incident took place at about 7 AM.
Following information, police rushed to the spot and brought the bodies to the Sub Divisional Hospital hospital for post mortem.
The bodies were later handed over to the family members.