Five persons, including four women, were killed by lightning at Rambilli and S. Rayavaram mandals in the district on Saturday.
Three women were struck by lightning when they were working in agricultural fields at Dimili village under Rambilli mandal. The mandal experienced heavy rain from Saturday afternoon. The dead were identified as S.Ammaji (40) S. Kalavati (34) and N.Devullamma (55). The bodies were sent for post-mortem. K.Mallayya (60) of J.V. Palem and D Satyavati (42) of Thatipetapalem of S. Rayavaram mandal died when lightning struck them when they were at work in the fields. The city also experienced heavy rain in the afternoon. Waltair received 4 cm and Visakhapatnam Airport 3 cm, according to a spokesman of the CWC.