Heat wave continues to wreak havoc in Odisha, 72 dead

first_imgThere is no respite from heat wave in Odisha. As per records, at least 72 people have died so far.While, Titlagarh was recorded as the hottest place at 47.5 degrees Celsius, Sonepur district recorded maximum temperature at 46.3 degrees Celsius. Balangir district and Sundergarh boiled at 46 degrees Celsius.Regional director of met department Sarat Chandra Sahu said, “High temperature in Odisha may continue for next 5-7 days.”According to the met department, 16 places recorded above 40 degrees Celsius while mercury soared above 45 degrees Celsius in nine towns.Sahu said the heat wave condition would prevail in several parts of the state till April 24, and also warned that some places would experience severe heat wave in next two days.He, however, said southern parts may experience rain within the next 24 hours or so while interior and western parts will continue to face crippling heat conditions.Meanwhile, sources at the special relief commissioner’s office said that so far reports regarding death of 72 people due to sun-stroke have been received from different sources.last_img

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