As many as 12 persons were killed in extreme thunderstorms and lightning activities across Odisha on September 2, informed the Special Relief Commissioner's (SRC) office on Sunday.
Sharing the information on its official X handle, the office of the SRC informed that the highest number of deaths were reported from Khurdha district where four people died, two in Bolangir, and one each casualty was reported from Angul, Boudh, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Jagatsinghpur, and Puri districts yesterday.
Apart from the loss of human lives, eight cattle also died in extreme thunderstorms and lightning activities in Gajapati and Kandhamal districts.
Extreme thunderstorm/ #LIGHTNING activities accross Odisha on 2nd September.— SRC, Govt of Odisha (@SRC_Odisha) September 3, 2023
12 persons died.
14 persons injured.
08 cattle casualties.
Ex-gratia of ₹4.00 lakhs will be paid to each of the bereaved families. In case of cattle death, assistance would be extended as admissible. pic.twitter.com/KAMoTTThFP
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) today informed that the cyclonic circulation is active over the North Bay of Bengal and a low-pressure area is likely to form in 48 hours.
Several parts of Odisha are likely to experience enhanced rainfall activities in the next two days. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is also likely in some districts of the state till September 7, 2023.