Sambalpur: Lightning struck the famous Samaleswari temple in Sambalpur due to which the flag of the shrine was burnt.
A part of the flag was burnt due to the lightning strike. Similarly, Durga temple in Bada Bazar was also affected by the lightning. The top part of the temple was partially broken under its influence.
More rain accompanied by lightning has been predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in next 24 hours. As many as 15 districts of the State have been put on alert.