Vikash Sharma

The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) office on Friday issued an advisory for the people to remain alert in view of the IMD’s forecast for heatwave conditions in Odisha for the next five days.

As per the IMD’s forecast, 19 stations in the state including Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Titilagarh, Angul have recorded highest day temperature above 40 degree C and the heatwave situation may continue for next 5 days.

The SRC office today informed that so far five sunstroke deaths have been confirmed including one each in Balasore, Dhenkanal, Mayurbhanj, Sonepur and Bolangir.

As many as 12 cases of sunstroke deaths have been alleged in Sundagarh and six cases in Jharsuguda. Post mortem is being conducted to ascertain exact reason behind the deaths, SRC office said in a release.

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Odisha SRC Advisory

- Take precautionary measure for hot weather while going outside during peak hours from 11 am to 3 pm.

- Avoid prolonged heat exposure.

- Wear light weight and light coloured clothes.

- Use ORS, homemade drinks like lassi, sugarcane juice, lemon water, buttermilk to re-hydrate body.

- Avoid direct sunlight during peak hours.

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