Bargarh: A married couple was killed in their sleep after lightning struck their house at Bisipali village under Padampur police limits in Bargarh district late last night.
The deceased were identified as Kailash Bariha and his wife Kishori.
According to sources, the couple was asleep yesterday night when lightning struck their house. Later, the fire triggered by the lightning engulfed the house.
The neighbours noticed smoke and flames coming out of the house and rushed to the rescue of the couple. Although they doused the blaze. the couple was charred to death.
On being informed, police reached the spot and seized the bodies for post mortem.