Heat wave claims 41 lives in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, June 9 (IANS) After a brief lull, blistering heat wave has returned in Odisha, raising the mercury above 40 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state, a weather official said on Tuesday.

“The toll due to sunstroke has touched 41 and the state government has received 165 complaints of alleged sunstroke death cases,” said an official of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC).

The mercury showed an upward trend with Sambalpur recording the maximum temperature of 42.9 degrees Celsius. A total of nine cities experienced temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. This is despite the rainfall a few days ago that briefly brought down the temperatures in the state, according to wetherman.

The capital city Bhubaneswar recorded 41.7 degrees Celsius.

“The temperature would hover above 40 degrees Celsius till June 11, despite sporadic rainfall at some places in the state. And the temperature would subside after June 11 following the onset of pre-monsoon rainfall,” said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) director Sarat Chandra Sahu at Bhubaneswar.

Meanwhile, the office of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has confirmed 41 deaths due to sunstroke. Eight of these deaths took place in Ganjam district, six in Kendrapada and five in Bargarh district, said a release of SRC.


Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here