Kendrapara: In a major lightning mishap, as many as five persons were charred to death at separate places in Kendrapara district today.
As per reports two persons were killed and two others critically injured after lightning struck them at Karanja village under Mahakalapada block in the district. The deceased duo has been identified as Papuni Das (23) and Rangadhar Behera (50).
Similarly, two persons died in lightning strike while they were working in a farmland in Garadpur block of the district. The two deceased are-Dillip Mallick of Marilo village and Ajay Nayak of Gotribila village.
Besides, another person identified as Bijay Nayak met similar fate at Naranpur village under Marsaghai block in the district.