Thunderstorm brings relief from scorching heat

Bhubaneswar: Residents of the Capital city today heaved a sigh of relief from the sweltering heat after a short thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds and hail hit the town and some other parts of the State.

Besides Bhubaneswar, parts of Dhenkanal, Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak also witnessed nor’wester rain and heavy wind. Trees were reportedly uprooted at some places while power outage was reported at many parts of Bhubaneswar. Similar situation was also seen in Cuttack.

There is no report of casualty or injury and loss of properties eve as the strong winds continued for around half an hour.