Baripada: A pall of gloom descended on Nuagaon village under Baripada Tehsil in Mayurbhanj district today as two persons were killed after lightning struck them while they were cremating their fellow villager’s body.
According to reports, a native of the village breathed last this morning. The villagers had taken his body to the cremation ground to perform the last rites.
However, two of the villagers who were accompanying in cremation of the body fall prey to lightning and died on the spot.
The deceased persons have been identified as Josen Majhi and Kuanra Soren.
On being informed, the local police arrived on the spot and send the bodies of Majhi and Soren to Betnoti Community Health Centre (CHC) for postmortem.
The locals demanded compensation for the family members of the deceased persons.