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Thunderstorm, lightning warning issued in Odisha

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

The Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a thunderstorm and lightning warning for eight districts in

The IMD issued the warning for Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam and Rayagada.

It alerted people in these districts to stay indoors and take shelter in buildings and other safe locations as a precautionary measure.

Meanwhile, 1.5 lakh lightning awareness posters were distributed for generating awareness on lightning in the state, said an official in Special Relief Commissioner's office.

A total of 280 people, including 27 children, have lost their lives in after being struck by lightning since April this year, said the SRC office.

Awareness generation was done through various regional TV channels and All Radio (AIR) involving experts from IMD, State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) and the SRC office during July-August 2017, including live shows, it added.



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First Published: Sun, August 13 2017. 17:34 IST