In lightning mishaps, as many as five persons were charred to death at separate places in Kendrapada district on Wednesday.
As per reports, two persons were killed and two others critically injured when lightning struck them at Karanja village under Mahakalapada block. The deceased duo was identified as Papuni Das (23) and Rangadhar Behera (50). Two more persons died in lightning strike while they were working in a farmland at Marilo village under Garadpur block. They were identified as Dillip Mallick of Marilo village and Ajay Nayak of Gotribila village.
Besides, another person met with a similar fate at Naranpur village under Marsaghai block.