Jaleswar: At least two persons including a woman were killed today again due to lightning strikes in Odisha’s Balesore district.
The mishap took place at Napa Village under Jaleswar block in the district.
Sources said the lightning struck the duo while they were working in paddy fields.
Earlier in the day, the regional Meteorological office issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for 16 districts including Balasore.
Notably, more than 50 people have been killed after being struck by lightning in different parts of Odisha over the last few days.
Worried over this, the State Government had formed an expert team to ascertain the reason behind increasing lightning deaths.
Besides, awareness campaigns to be launched to curb such deaths.