The match was half way through when it started to rain and it was called off.
Several people, including the five victims, took shelter under a banyan tree that was struck by lightning, police said.
While three persons, including two brothers, were declared brought dead at hospital, two others were admitted there in a serious condition, police said.
The hockey match between a local team and another from outside was part of a tournament popular among the local tribal community.
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