Woman, her two daughters die in lightning

Rourkela: A woman and her two daughters were killed on Thursday when lightning struck them at Hatikuja village of Sundargarh district, the police said.

The incident occurred when Niraash Mahanta (60), a widow and her two daughters – Munni (30) and Shakuntala (22) – were bundling kendu leaf used to make beedi in their verandah.

They died on the spot while Munni`s husband was away at work, they said.