Bolangir/Kandhamal: Unseasonal downpour threw normal life out of gear in several parts of the state including Bolangir district.
As per available reports, the untimely rain and thunderstorm left a trail of destruction in Bolangir as roads were blocked and electricity supply was disrupted causing inconvenience to city dwellers.
Reportedly, gusty winds and heavy downpour not only kept the locals stuck in their houses, but it also uprooted several trees and electrical poles in the area.
A similar situation was also spotted in Kandhamal district where asbestos of small houses were blown away by the wind. Besides, Toraguda, Benjisahi, Madikunda, and several other areas witnessed heavy rainfall.
Few students, who were at a coaching centre, were also injured after a strong wind swept off the roof of the establishment, sources said.