Odishatv Bureau

Rourkela: Two persons were killed and 12 others severely injured today after they were struck by lightning during a football match in Paraba of Jharkhand bordering Odisha's Sundergarh district.

As per reports, a team from Hatibari in Sundergarh district had gone to Paraba for the football match.

Though the deceased have not been identified, sources informed that the victims of the mishap were mostly spectators.

The 12 injured have been identified as residents of Hatibari and admitted to hospital.

Lightning struck during half-time break of the match, added sources.