Three persons, including two men staying in neighbouring houses in Bajpe, were killed when lightning struck them on Monday and Tuesday evening.

The police said Nonaiah (20) and Ganesh (37) of Swamilapadau in Bajpe, collapsed after lightning hit them while they were going to Bajpe market on Tuesday evening. Rajit Acharya (18), a fifth semester student of Karnataka Polytechnic, was died when lightning struck them on Monday.

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