Sunstroke death toll in Odisha rises to 2; no change in max temp likely, heat wave red warning continues

IMD today informed that there will be no major change in the maximum temperature for the next three to four days. Red warning for severe heat wave conditions has been issued for several districts.

Heatwave continues in Odisha

At least two persons have died due to sunstroke so far in Odisha. As per the State Health Department, one sunstroke death has been reported from Dhenkanal district. Earlier, the first sunstroke death was reported in Balasore district.

Health department officials informed that as many as 257 persons were hospitalised due to sunstroke or heat-related illness in different parts of the state. The highest 60 health-related cases have been reported from the Sundargarh district, followed by 40 in Mayurbhanj and 36 cases from Khordha district. Of the total 36 cases reported from Khordha district, 18 persons are undergoing treatment at Capital hospital in Bhubaneswar.