Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre has issued thunderstorm, lightning and intense rainfall warning for eight districts in Odisha.
People in Keonjhar, Angul, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Bolangir, Sonepur, Kalahandi and Koraput districts have been asked to remain alert till 8 PM today.
Moreover, the Met department has warned of intense rainfall in the districts as a low pressure system has formed over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas.
Meanwhile, three persons were killed today after being struck by lightning at different places in Athgarh of Cuttack district.
Similarly, two persons were killed in lightning strike at Oupada block in Balasore district on Saturday.