Soro: Three persons were killed and a lady was harmed when lightning struck them in Soro region in Balasore locale today.

Reports said Ajaya Jena (26) and Padmolochan Jena of Angula town killed on the spot in the wake of being struck by lightning while they were working in their field. Gajendra Patra (56) was the third individual of Jagannathpur town to die in lightning.

Gouri Patra, a woman of Basta area was seriously injured in lightning. Doctors at the Soro Community Health Centre (CHC) said the condition of the woman is critical.

The lightning took place at about 11.30 AM when rain and thundershower suddenly lashed Soro area.

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