BHUBANESWAR: Even though some parts of Odisha experienced rainfall due to nor’wester, heat wave continued in the state as 14 places recorded maximum temperature above 40 degree Celsius on Tuesday.
Seven places recorded temperature above 44 degree Celsius.
The highest temperature of 46.5 degree Celsius recorded at Subarnapur followed by Bolangir-46.0 degree and Titilagarh-45.5 degree.
So far reports regarding the death of 109 persons due sunstroke have been received from different sources, said a release of special relief commissioner (SRC).
On enquiry, death in 8 cases has been confirmed to be due to sunstroke. In 40 cases, the death has occurred due to other reasons. The remaining 63 cases are under enquiry, it added.
As many as 537 tankers have been engaged, and 1212 syntex tanks placed to meet the requirement of water supply in urban areas. Similarly, 926 tankers have been engaged in rural areas for the supply of water in scarcity areas.
Besides, 677 mobile vans have been deployed for taking up the repair of defunct tube wells in rural areas as well as rural piped water supply projects. 899 new tube wells have been sunk in partially covered habitations.
Out of 345 complaints (including 58 previous unattended complaints + 287 new complaints) in urban areas, 275 complaints were solved. 71 complaints were received relating to rural areas out of which 65 complaints have been solved, the release added.