As many as 40 people were killed while 35 others were left injured due to lightning strikes in Odisha, police said on 30 July.
According to media reports, eight deaths were reported from Bhadrak district, followed by seven casualties in Balasore district and five in Khurda.
Special Relief Commissioner Pradipta Mohapatra said they had received reports of several deaths due to lightning.
Spanish high season on alert as temperatures set to soar to above 42 C (108 Degrees)
37 people dead 26 missing and 2,000 houses destroyed from floods and landslides in Nepal
Temperatures to hit 110 degrees (43C) during the weekend in the San Fernando Valley
Astounding statistics! Over one years rain in one day kills 225, 250,000 trapped and 53,000 houses destroyed in China
Kuwait tie's the world’s highest known temperature this week at 129.2 degrees (54 Celsius).
India –124 Dead 55,000 dead cattle and 336,555 damaged homes after monsoon rains
Two weeks after heavy rain left 128 people dead another 100 dead or missing in new China floods
Unprecedented and undeniable! June marks 14 consecutive months of record heat for the globe
Deadly Texas heat wave kills four and is the hottest summer since 1994
Greenland lost over a trillion tons of ice from Jan. 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2014 report claims
Parts of Europe on alert as a heatwave moves in with some parts hitting 40C (104F)
Tropical Depression 6E (Estelle) to strengthen into tropical storm today
Tropical Storm Darby set to strengthen in the Eastern Pacific
New York set to beat July heat records as high humidity pushes temperature in Central New York to nearly 100F (38C)
3 dead due to heat wave in the Abruzzo region Italy
Hurricane Celia set to strengthen into a "major hurricane" in the East Pacific
A new record: Ten thousand lightning flashes lit up Hong Kong's night sky over the weekend
22 dead and 170,000 forced from their homes from Flash floods in India
11 dead 200 villages marooned as devastating flash floods hit Madhya Pradesh India
500,000 evacuated as deadly Typhoon Nepartak makes landfall in China
Super Typhoon Nepartak hit's Taiwan: 331,900 households without power, strongest winds since 1901