Bhubaneswar: No respite from the heat wave in Odisha, on other hand thunderstorm, lightning kills 6 . 6 places in Odisha record temperature above 43 degree Celsius On Saturday.
At least 14 stations recorded temperature of above 40 degree Celsius Titilagarh recorded the highest day temperature with 44.5 degree Celsius, Balangir had a maximum temperature of 44 degree Celsius followed by Hirakud (43.6), Jharsuguda (43.4), Angul (43.3), Sambalpur (43), Bhawanipatna (42.2), Talcher (41.2), Chandbali (40.7), Sonepur (40.6), Sundargarh (40.5), Malkangiri (40.2), Keonjhar (40) and Phulbani (40). State capital Bhubaneswar and silver city Cuttack recorded temperatures of 39.2 degree Celsius each respectively.
The IMD office here predicted possibility of nor’wester in some parts of the State. The Special Relief Commissioner’s office has confirmed five deaths due to heat wave after investigation into 11 deaths, while the number of suspected cases rose to 35.