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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Nabarangpur, Jun 5:

Three persons of a family were killed in a lightning strike at Gandadihi village under Raighar block in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district yesterday.

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According to reports, the villagers were tending their goats in a field on the outskirts of the village when the tragedy struck them.

The deceased have been identified as Ragjuram Harijan, Upendra Harijan and Bijay Harijan. While the trio was killed on the spot, one Jagannath Harijan sustained severe injuries following which he was admitted to Raighar hospital for treatment. Fortunately, one Ghasiram Harijan who was also in the group escaped unhurt.

Five goats were also killed in the lightning strike, sources added.