Farmer killed by thunder in Jharsugudi

Jharsuguda: A 52-year-old farmer passed away after being hit by a thunderstorm in Tangarmunda village under the Kirmira block in Jharsuguda district on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Bijaya Kharsel (52) from the village of Tangarmunda.
According to sources, Kharsel was on his way to his agricultural land around 2:30 pm today, when the rain was accompanied by a thunder struck in that area.
He ran into the shelter and leaned under the mango tree when he was struck by lightning, killing him on the spot. The mangrove tree was also burned in lightning.
Police Laikera found the farmer’s body and sent him to a postmortem hospital.

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