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Lightning alert SMS on mobile phone soon in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: To tackle lightning related deaths in Odisha, the state government has decided to send alerts to people on their mobile phones via Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) or voice messages.

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi said that “Engineers have been instructed to install lightning conductors at school buildings and offices under the Rural Development department. Lightning conductors should also be installed at temples and residential apartments”.

Notably, Odisha has registered 20% of deaths in the country due to lightning strikes.

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