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IMD issues thunderstorm, lightning warning for 5 districts

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre today warned of moderate thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and rainfall in eight districts till 8 pm.

“Moderate thunderstorm, lightning and light to moderate rainfall with hail and gusty wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph is likely to occur at one or two places in Bolangir, Sonepur, Boudh, Ganjam and Nayagarh in these districts between 5 pm and 8 pm,” said a MeT release.

So, people in these districts are advised to move indoors before the lightning activity strikes.

Recently, unseasonal rains, dust storm and lightning hit several parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, leaving 35 people dead and many others injured.

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