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Heavy thunderstorm and lightning: 12 people killed in Odisha

At least 12 people were killed and 14 were reported injured due to heavy thunderstorms and lightning activities across Odisha on Saturday, said the Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office on Sunday.

In a post shared on X, the Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office also confirmed that eight cattle casualties were also reported from across the state following heavy thunder and lightning.

“Extreme thunderstorm and lightning activities across Odisha on September 2. 12 people died, 14 were injured, and 8 were cattle casualties,” the post on X read.

The department also confirmed that an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh will be paid to the families of the victims.

And in the case of cattle deaths, assistance would be extended as admissible, said the Special Relief Commissioner’s office.

Sharing the information on X, the office of the SRC further informed that the highest number of deaths were reported from Khurdha district, where four people died; two people were killed in Bolangir; and one casualty each was reported from Angul, Boudh, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Jagatsinghpur, and Puri districts on Saturday.

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