Bhadrak: Three persons including a couple were killed in lightning strikes in Odisha’s Bhadrak district on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Archana Sutar (35), Ramesh Sutar (42) and Prafulla Jena (54).
The Sutar couple is from Bahadalpur villager under Bhadrak Town Police Station while Jena is a resident of Jagadalpur under Basudevpur police limits.
According to reports, the tragedy struck when the trio was working in their paddy fields this afternoon.
A week ago, 34 people had fallen victim to the natural disaster from different parts of the State.
And, most of them were killed while they were working in the field.
Lightning deaths have been alarmingly high this year. Deaths were reported from Puri, Angul, Balasore, Puri, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal and Bargarh districts.
Worth mentioning, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 4 lakh each to the kin of the 34 deceased.