Couple dies in lightning strike in Odisha’s Koraput

Baipariguda: A middle-aged man and his wife were killed in an incident of lightning strike at Paral village under Baipariguda police limits in Koraput district, today.

The deceased man was identified as Rabi Muduli and his wife as Bati Muduli.

According to a source, the fatal mishap occurred when the couple was sowing millet in their farmland. All of a sudden lightning striked following a heavy spell of rain and the duo died on the spot.

The couple is survived by a daughter and two sons, all of whom are minors.

Rabi was a marginal farmer and the couple was eking out a living by working as daily wagers.

A pall of gloom descended on nearby villages after news of the sad demises spread.

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