Bhubaneswar: As many as 34 precious lives were lost and several injured in lightning strikes across Odisha in the last two days.
Reports said while 18 lives were lost due to lightning strikes on Sunday, 16 were lost today.
Deaths due to lightning strikes were reported from Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Angul and other districts.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik this evening expressed his grief over the loss of lives in lightning strikes across the state.
Saddened by loss of lives in continued lightning strikes. Urge people to be alert & stay safe; asked districts to take precautionary steps
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 31, 2017