BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has received death reports of 174 persons due to sunstroke while it has confirmed the death of 17 persons due to sunstroke.
“Death of 17 persons due to sunstroke has been confirmed after enquiry. In 75 cases out of total 174 reports of alleged death due to sunstroke received from different sources, the death has been found to have occurred due to other reasons,” said a release of special relief commissioner.
Meanwhile, a total of 9 places in the state recorded temperature above 40 degree Celsius. Only 2 places recorded temperature above 42.0 degree Celsius bringing relief to people from the scorching sun.
The highest temperature of 42.2 degree Celsius was recorded at Sambalpur followed by Titilagarh 42.0 degree.