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Tag: Deaths

Six Odisha Residents Killed In Road Accident In Andhra Pradesh

Bhubaneswar: As many as six residents from Odisha were killed while another person suffered injuries in a road accident near Manjusa in Andhra Pradesh today. As per reports, all the victims are from Bhubaneswar and have been identified as Trilochan Jena, Banita Jena, Ritu Jena, Adarsh Jena, Pratap Jena and another person whose identity is […]

Three killed, 2 critical in landslide 'triggered by rain' in Koraput

Koraput: At least three persons including two women died in a landslide today at Karanjiguda hill near Dalpatiguda village under Pottangi Police limits of Koraput district. According to sources, as many as 10 persons had gone to the spot to mine sandstone and while digging the earth, a landslide was triggered burying five of them […]

Brazil mining dam collapse: Death toll rises to 34

Brumadinho (Brazil): The death toll in the collapse of a tailings dam of iron-ore giant Vale has risen to 34, firefighters reported as they continued the search for survivors under heavy rains. A Vale dam at an iron mine in the Brumadinho municipality of the southeastern state of Minas Gerais collapsed on Friday and a […]

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Olive Ridley turtle deaths in Paradip trigger outrage

Paradip: Scattered carcasses of endangered Olive Ridley turtles on Paradip sea beach have fuelled major concern among environmentalists and local authorities. Such mass deaths have triggered outrage in several quarters and it is being alleged that no steps have been taken to conserve the rare species while guidelines are not even followed while burying their […]

Diabetes linked to deaths from alcohol, accidents, suicide: Study

London: People with diabetes are more at risk of deaths from alcohol-related factors, accidents or suicide, than non-diabetics, a study has found. The increased risk of death from these causes may be related to the mental health of patients, which may be adversely affected by the psychological burden of living with and self-treating this debilitating […]

Odisha govt registers 1292 deaths due to drowning in 3 years

  Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has registered 1292 deaths due to drowning in three years, with an average of almost 431 deaths per annum, informed Special Relief Commissioner office and Disaster Management Secretary, B P Sethi on Tuesday. This is an average of three years between 2015-16 and 2017-18. While 246 cases of drowning were […]

Snake bites claim 1,716 lives across Odisha in 3 years!

Bhubaneswar: Snake bites have led to more than 1,700 deaths in Odisha in the last three years, data furnished by the State government revealed. Interestingly, the state government has categorized snake bites as a ‘state specific disaster,’ but such alarming rate of fatalities has raised concerns. According to a state government report, while 4,689 people […]

After Niali, mysterious animal kills 12 sheep in Bhanjanagar

Bhubaneswar: After Niali, the fear of the ‘mysterious animal’ seems to be gripping the entire state as sheep deaths continue to be reported from several parts of Odisha at regular intervals. This time 12 sheep have been reportedly killed by an unknown animal at Badapathar village in Bhanjanagar in the wee hours on Sunday. Local […]

Odisha sizzles in the summer heat

Bhubaneswar: Blistering heat persisted across Odisha on Friday with the mercury breaching the 40 degree celsius mark in at least 11 places in the state. Balangir was the hottest place in the state recording 44.7 degree celsius, while maximum temperature at Titlagarh was recorded at 44.2 degree celsius, the met office said. The maximum temperature […]

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Heat intensifies in Odisha, Balangir hottest

Bhubaneswar: Blistering heat intensified in most parts of Odisha on Friday with Balangir becoming the hottest place in the state at 44.5 degree Celsius. Entire western Odisha and some other areas virtually turned into a boiling cauldron as the mercury breached the 40 degree Celsius mark in at least 13 places, the met office said. […]

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Odisha sizzles amid soaring temperatures

Bhubaneswar: Blistering heat swept across Odisha with Titlagarh being the hottest place at 45.5 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. The sun-stroke toll also climbed to three during the day, following a death reported from Balangir district, the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said. Earlier, two sun-stroke deaths had been reported in the state, one […]

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Sea-bath tragedies on upswing at Lord Jagannath’s abode

Bhubaneswar: Want to relish the warmth of nature by dipping into swirling beach in Puri. Do it with adequate safety cover as sea-bath at abode of Lord Jagannath is no more a safe option. As per Odisha’s government’s own admission, sea-bath tragedies have shot up in Pilgrim Township in the past years leading researchers to […]

STF looking into Nagada deaths: CM

Bhubaneswar: Voicing serious concern over the malnutrition deaths in Nagada village in Jajpur district, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said the state government had formed a Special Task Force (STF) to look into the issue. Talking to newsmen, Patnaik said, “The task force will also see that such incidents do not recur.” Meanwhile, Agriculture […]