BHUBANESWAR: Blistering heat wave continued in Odisha as 17 places recorded maximum temperature above 40 degree Celsius while the state government has received reports regarding death of 112 persons due sun-stroke.
The highest temperature of 46.3 degree Celsius was recorded at Subarnapur followed by Talcher-45.0 degree and Angul-44.7 degree.
So far reports regarding death of 112 persons due sun-stroke have been received from different sources, said a release of special relief commissioner office.
“On enquiry, death of 8 persons has been confirmed to be due to sunstroke. In 40 cases, the death has occurred due to other reasons. The remaining 64 cases are under enquiry,” it added.
As many as 542 tankers have been engaged and 1234 syntex tanks placed to meet the requirement of water supply in urban areas. Similarly, 955 tankers have been engaged in rural areas for supply of water in scarcity areas.
Besides, 691 mobile vans have been deployed for taking up repair of defunct tube wells in rural areas as well as rural piped water supply projects. 1299 new tube wells have been sunk in partially covered habitations.