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Orissa: 3 killed in lightning strikes

india Updated: May 18, 2011 11:41 IST

Three persons, inclluding a two-year-old boy, were killed and two others injured in two separate lightning strikes in Orissa's Sundargarh district, official sources said on Tuesday.

Two persons, Jouri Khess (70) and Shiva Sahu (02), were killed as lightning struck at Kusumatolli under Hatibari police station on Monday night when they had taken shelter under a tree following thunder shower, they said.

Shiva's father Mantu Sahu (34) and Aturi Khess (60) sustained burns in the incident and were taken to a hospital nearby for treatment.

In another incident at nearby Nuagaon village, 12-eyar-old girl Babita Sahu died after being struck by lightning when she was in a mango grove, sources said.