Sun stroke death cases in Odisha rise to 38, 8 places record temperature above 45 degree

Bhubaneswar: Suspected heat stroke death cases rise to 38; confirmed cases 5 after investigation into 14. This was informed by the Special Relief Commissioner’s office .

Eight places in Odisha record temperature above 45 degree Celsius; Bolangir hottest at 46.1 degC; Jharsuguda-46 degC . Heatwave is likely to intensify further and the mercury is expected to soar to 47 degree Celsius, said the Regional Office of Indian Metrological Department (IMD) here on Monday.

The twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, which like other coastal parts of the State were earlier experiencing better weather in comparison to the towns of western Odisha, recorded temperatures of above 40 degree Celsius for the second consecutive day on Monday. While Bhubaneswar had a maximum temperature of 40.2 degree, Cuttack had 40 degree.

However, Balangir was the hottest place in the State with a temperature of 46. 1 degree Celsius, followed by Jharsuguda with 46 degree, Sambalpur at 45.7 degree, Titilagarh 45.5 degree, Sonepur 45 degree and Malkangiri- 43.2 degree.

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