Heat stroke death toll mounts to 5 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  The sunstroke toll in Odisha this year mounted to five with a person succumbing at Angul on Saturday.

This is the third heatstroke death to be reported from Angul while two others had died in Balangir and Bargarh districts, Special Relief Commissioner‘s office said.

The searing heat wave conditions continued to sweep most parts of the state during the day with Titlagarh becoming the hottest place at 44.5 degree Celsius.

The mercury also breached the 40 degrees mark in at least 14 places of the state.

Titlagarh was followed by Balangir which recorded 44 degrees, while the mercury shot up to 43.6 degree celsius at Hirakud, 43.4 degrees at Jharsuguda, 43.3 degrees at Angul, 43 degree celsius at Sambalpur and 42 degrees at both Bhawanipatna and Malkangiri, the Met office said.

Talcher recorded a maximum temperature of 41.2, while the temperature was 40.6 deg C at Sonepur, 40.5 deg C at Sundargarh and 40 degree celsius at both Keonjhargarh and Sonepur, it added.

Both Bhubaneswar and neighbouring Cuttack city recorded a maximum temperature of 39.2 degree celsius, the Met office said.

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