BHUBANESWAR: There was no sign of relief from blistering heat wave condition in Odisha as 15 places recorded above 40 degree Celsius on Monday while the state government received alleged death cases of 140 persons due to sunstroke.
The state government confirmed death of 14 persons due to sunstroke.
The highest temperature of 44.6 degree Celsius was recorded at Talcher followed by Jharsuguda at 44.3 degree. Both Bhawanipatna and Balangir recorded 44.2 degree Celsius. Capital city Bhubaneswar recorded 40.1 degree Celsius.
“Death of 14 persons due to sunstroke has been confirmed. In 55 cases out of total 140 reports of alleged death due sun-stroke received from different sources, the death has been found to have occurred due to other reasons,” said a release of special relief commissioner.
The Bhubaneswar met department predicted thunderstorms in several parts of the state on Tuesday. It also predicted that some parts may experience rainfall in next 24 hours.