Three persons were struck dead by lightning in separate incidents at Sattenapalli mandal on Friday.
Two farm labourers -- Bollapalli Mariyamma (43) and Ekula Nagaratnamma (50) were killed after being struck by lightning. Revenue officials said there was a spell of heavy rain in the rural parts of the Sattenapalli and the incident took place while the women were engaged in farm work.
In another incident, a farmer Popuru Venkateswarlu belonging to Batluru village was struck dead by lightening.
The revenue and police officials after conducting the post-mortem handed over the bodies to the relatives of the deceased.