Mercury touches 40 degree mark in Bhubaneswar, one died of sunstroke

Bhubaneswar: The capital city of Odisha the 40 degrees mark for the first time this year while Malkangiri recorded the highest temperature of 42.8 degree Celsius in the state on Tuesday.

Bhubaneswar recorded 40.6 degree Celsius while 10 places recorded above 40 degree Celsius, said a bulletin of Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre.

The state government confirmed one death due to heatstroke.

Deputy Special Relief Commissioner Prabhat Mohapatra said that out of 13 sunstroke death allegations, only one has been confirmed as sunstroke death so far.