3 killed, 2 injured in lightning strike

Nuapada: In an unfortunate incident, three persons were killed and two others injured in a lightning strike at Kulekela village under Boden police limits of Nuapara district. The injured have been admitted to Boden hospital.

The incident occurred in an orchard when some people went to collect fallen mangoes after a squall. Lightning struck when they were collecting mangoes killing Ritu Mahananda, Kuna Kharsel, and Prithwiraj Chinda on the spot.

The two injured persons have been identified as Dharmaraj Chinda and Gopinath Chinda. Police have launched an investigation and the post mortem of the dead bodies will be conducted today. Meanwhile, a cloud of sorrow has descended upon the village after the incident.