Chaibasa: Two persons died while 25 others got severely injured when lightning struck them during Roja Sankranti fair being held at Nishchintpur village of Chakradharpur on Friday.
The injured were taken to various hospitals in Chakradharpur, Chaibasa and Jamshedpur, sources said.
Sources said the incident occurred when weather suddenly changed and it started raining at the fair venue. A sudden streak of lightning was seen at the fair. Two persons died of electrocution on the spot while many others were badly burnt in the incident. The incident caused panic among the villagers who ran for shelter.
In another incident, one Jonko Bankira of Majhgaon died of electrocution after being struck by lightning.