Two killed, one injured in lightning strikes

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Jajpur/Dhenkanal: Two persons were killed and another sustained critical injuries in separate lightning strikes in Jajpur and Dhenkanal districts on Sunday.

According to available information, a person died at Bhuban village under Dharmashala block in Jajpur district after being struck by lightning.

A similar incident was reported from Kuninda village under Kamakashyanagar block in Dhennkanal, where a person died and another suffered injuries in lightning strike. The injured person was rescued by some villagers and admitted to a local hospital for treatment.

The Met office had issued thurnderstorm and lightning warning for these districts earlier in the day.

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