Odisha experiences rain, thunderstorms on Monday
Bhubaneswar: Light to moderate rainfall occurred in several districts of Odisha, while there is a possibility of thunderstorms over the next 24 hours, the Met department said on Sunday.
Areas such as Talcher in Angul district, Sambalpur and Hirakud in Sambalpur district and Keonjhargarh in Keonjhar district received rainfall till morning since Saturday.
The Met centre has forecast light to moderate downpour at a few places over the districts of north Odisha, and at one or two places in south Odisha. There is a likelihood of thunderstorm over districts of Nuapada, Balangir, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Gajapati, Ganjam and Bargarh, the weather office said.
In Bhubaneswar, the sky will be partly cloudy with the possibility of moderate rain or thundershower. The highest maximum temperature in the State was 33 degrees Celsius at Chhatrapur in Ganjam district on Sunday, while the lowest minimum was 19 degrees in Phulbani in Kandhamal district.
2 youths drown in Jajpur
Two youths drowned as they were swept away by the strong current while taking a bath in the Brahmani river in Jajpur district on Sunday. Jitendra Panda and Sunil Mishra were taking the dip at Sankarakul Ghat in Bari block, sources said.
The duo, residents of Balia village, were swept away by the strong current of the river after they entered the water. As they did not return home, family members launched a frantic search. Locals tried to search for them in the river, but in vain. The fire brigade personnel reached the spot and fished the bodies out of the river water after an hour-long search operation.
Bari Police lodged a case of unnatural death and sent the bodies for post-mortem.
Picture credit: Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar.