The deceased has been identified as Phulamati Bisoyi, wife of Pitambar Majhi, of Saraduguda village under Kotpad police station limits in the district.
As per reports, lightning struck when the woman was working in a farm land near their village this afternoon. She suffered burn injuries in the incident.
Locals rescued the victim in a critical condition and rushed her to the Community Health Centre in Kotpad, where the woman was declared dead by the doctors.
On being informed, Kotpad Police reached the spot and started an investigation into the incident.
A pall of gloom has descended in the locality following the untimely demise of the young woman.
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