One more dies of sunstroke

With no respite from the heat, one more sunstroke death was reported from Boudh district on Sunday, taking the official toll to five. The unofficial death toll though stands at 47.

So far, Angul, Balangir, Sambalpur, Jajpur and now Boudh have confirmed deaths.

While the Met office said that the heatwave conditions will continue for next two days, it also predicted thunder squalls at a few places.

Balangir was the hottest place in the State where mercury read 45.5 degree Celsius. Other towns which recorded 45 degree C temperature included Sonepur and Titlagarh.

Capital City Bhubaneswar saw the maximum day temperature rising to 41.6 degree on Sunday.

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