Dhenkanal: Lightning strike claimed lives of two persons and left two others critically injured in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district, today.
One Babaji Mallick (62) of Balipada village under Kamakhyanagar police limits was working at a farmland when lightning struck. He was rescued by his family members in a critical condition and rushed to the Kamakhyanagar sub-divisional hospital, where doctor declared him dead.
Similarly, Duryodhan Nayak (77) of Godisahi under Kankadahada police limits died in lightning strike.
On the other hand, Babita Singh (22) of Bhadalia village under Kankadahada police limits sustained critical injuries in lightning strike when she was present at a farmland. Likewise, Phulrani Sahu (79) of Sundhikateni village under Kamakhyanagar police limits was sitting at the verandah of her house when lightning struck leaving her injured.
The victims have been admitted to Kamakhyanagar sub-divisional hospital for treatment.