Jagatsinghpur: In a saddening incident, two persons of a family lost their lives when lightning struck them at the riverbed of Debi river in Jagatsinghpur district today. The deceased were identified as Bishnu Charan Bahalia and Pramod Kumar Bahalia of Biridi area of the district.
When Bishnu and Pramod were performing the funeral rites of their relative, late Usharani Bahalia at the riverbed, lightning struck the area. Bishnu and Pramod died on the spot.
With the help of villagers, other relatives of Bishnu and Pramod recovered the bodies. After being informed, police reached the spot and sent the bodies for postmortem.
A pall of gloom descended on the area as soon as the tragic deaths news broke out.