JEYPORE: Three labourers were killed and seven others were injured when they were struck by lightning while working in a field at Tentuliguda village in Nowrangpur district recently.

The labourers Laxman Bhatra (32), Jayasingh Bhatra (30) and Basudev Bhatra (45) died on the spot. The injured persons were taken to Jeypore Government Hospital for treatment.