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Lightning, rainfall alert for nine dists

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Regional Centre here today issued thunderstorm and rainfall alert for nine districts of Odisha till 5.30 pm.The alert has been issued for Angul, Dhenkanal, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Cuttack, Jajpur, Khurda and Nayagarh districts.

'Thundershower with lightning and light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over these districts between 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm today,' the latest IMD bulletin said.Besides, dangerous thunderstorm and lightning alert have been issued for Dasarathpur block of Jajpur district, Rajkanika block of Kendrapara district, Dhamanagar, Bhadrak, Tihidi, Chandabali and Basudebpur blocks of Bhadrak district within 4.43 pm today.

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