Lightning strike: One killed, 3 injured admitted to hospital in Mayurbhanj

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Mayurbhanj: One person was killed while three others were critically injured in a lightning strike at Keshadiha Purunapani village under Thakurmunda block in Mayurbhanj district on Sunday.

The deceased was identified as Mahendra Samad, a resident of Janumunda Sahi of Keshadiha Purunapani village. Reportedly, the injured persons have been admitted to the Thakurmunda Community Health Centre (CHC) for treatment.

According to locals, some workers were engaged at a nearby brick kiln when thunderstorm with lighting strikes lashed the area this evening.

The locals said the workers were covering the raw brick with a polythene sheet when a thunderbolt struck nearby killing one and injuring three others.

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