Cuttack: A 45-year-old man died after he was hit by lightning strike at a village in Tangi-Choudwar panchayat of Cuttack district on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Harekrushna Swain, a farmer, of Karanji village.
According to sources, Swain was working in his farmland at around 2 pm when rain accompanied by thunderstorm lashed the area. Meanwhile, lightning struck him leaving him critically injured.
Some locals immediately rushed him to Tangi community health centre (CHC). However, doctors pronounced him dead. Tangi police visited the CHC and sent the body to SCB Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem.