Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Bhubaneswar on Tuesday issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for sixteen districts in Odisha.
It advised the people of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Ganjam, Angul, Puri, Cuttack, Kandhamal, Jagatsinghpur, Rayagada, Nuapada, Khurda, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur.
The warning would remain in effect till 4.30pm, it predicted.
The Met office alerted people in these districts to stay indoors and take shelter in buildings and other safe locations as a precautionary measure.
Notably, more than 45 people have been killed in lightning in the different places of the State in the last fifteen days.