2 heatstroke deaths reported in Odisha as max temperature at 18 places above 40 degrees Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Two deaths due to heatstroke and hyperthermia were reported in Odisha today as the maximum temperature in 18 places hovered at 40 degrees Celsius or above. Director (Health Services) Bijay Mohapatra confirmed the heatstroke deaths.

Mohapatra stated one should not go outside during hot days unless it’s very urgent. As the day temperature will continue to be high and humid condition to prevail as predicted by the meteorological department, the Director (Health Services) urged the people not to venture out without being properly hydrated.

Out of the two deaths, one has been identified as Manoranjan Behera of Madhupur village in Narasinghpur area. After shopping at the village market, Behera was returning to home during which he felt uneasiness near Kamaladeipur Chhak.

With the help of locals, Behera was rushed to the Narasinghpur Community Health Centre in a 108 ambulance. He died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

In another incident, cattle herder Satyananda Bhukta from Gambharipadar village in Boudh district fell unconscious when bringing back his cows to the village during the day.

Villagers then took Bhukta to his home where he was found to be dead.

Today, 18 places in the State recorded maximum day temperature at 40 degrees Celsius or above. Sonepur was the highest at 44.2 degrees Celsius.

Other places with maximum temperature above 40 degrees Celsius are as follows:

Balasore – 40.4, Angul – 42.1, Jharsuguda – 44, Sambalpur – 42.6, Sundargarh – 44, Hirakud – 42, Talcher – 42.5, Bhawanipatna – 40, Balangir – 43.2, Titlagarh – 42.5, Malkangiri – 41, Boudh – 42.5, Paralakhemundi – 41.5, Jajpur – 40, Bargarh – 43.5, Deogarh – 42.8 and Nuapada – 41.4.

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