Kendrapara/Cuttack: Lightning strike claimed lives of as many as three farmers in Odisha, today.
One Gandua Rout of Barakandha village under Mahakalapada block of Kendrapara district was working at a farmland when lightning struck leaving him unconscious. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctor declared him dead.
Similarly, two farmers died in Salepur area of Cuttack district due to lightning strike. They have been identified as Ranjan Behera of Lakhanpur village and another person of Mahanga.