2 killed, 4 hurt in lightning

Malkangiri: Two persons were killed and four others injured after being struck by lightning in Malkangiri district on Sunday, official sources said.
 
The deceased were identified as Swaraj Mistry (16) of MV-1 and Sitaram Durua (32) of Ganndhipalli villages under Malkangiri police station.
 
The victims were working in their farm lands when they lightning struck them, the sources said.
 
Ten cattle also perished at nearby MV-47 village after being hit by lightning.
 
The injured were admitted at the district headquarters hospital and their condition was stated to be stable, they said.
 
Several places in the district experienced heavy rains accompanied by lightning on Sunday.