Odisha: Woman killed in lightning strike while working in field

Deogarh: A woman was killed after lightning struck her, in Barkot block of Odisha’s Deogarh district, this afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as 55-year-old Prema Manjari Pradhan, resident of Kurudakhamana village .

According to reports, the victim was working in the field when she was struck by a bolt of lightning today and lost consciousness. Those working in nearby fields heard her scream and rushed to her side.

She was immediately taken to Deogarh District Headquarters Hospital. However, she succumbed while undergoing treatment.

The police reached the hospital and a case of unnatural death has been registered. Post mortem examination of the body will be conducted tomorrow.

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