A mother and son died after they were struck by lightning when they took refuge beneath a tree to protect themselves from rains at Megalahatti village in Molakalmur taluk of the district on Wednesday evening.
Maarakka (40) and her son Venkatesh are the deceased. They were returning home with the flock of sheep from the grazing field. Following heavy rains, they took shelter under the tree. They died on the spot.