Heat Wave in Odisha intensifies; mercury above 45 degrees Celsius in 53 places; temperature above 40 degC in 15 places

Bhubaneswar: Heat Wave in Odisha intensifies as mercury breaches 45 degrees Celsius mark in 6 places; temperature above 40 degC in 15 places; Sambalpur hottest at 45.6 degC, Talcher 45.3 degC, Hirakud 45.2 degC, Bhubaneswar 42.4 degC, Cuttack 40.5 degC.