Woman, her son killed in lightning strike in Odisha’s Kendrapara

Derabisi: A woman and her son were killed today evening in an incident of lightning strike that occurred at Janhimula village under Derabisi block in Kendrapara district.

The deceased woman was identified as Sashi Rekha Barik and her son was identified as Rabindra Barik.

According to a source, the mother-son duo was working in a farmland when the fatal incident occurred. Due to prevalent heat wave condition in the district, the duo came in the evening to harvest green grams cultivated in the farmland. However, lightning striked on them leading to their death.

It is pertinent to mention, at least three persons were killed on April 16 in separate incidents of lightning strikes that took place in Kendrapara district. The first incident was reported from Bangari and Pundilo villages under Garadpur block. The second incident was reported from Aul police limits.

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