Heat wave: Official death toll only 5

Bhubaneswar, April 21 :

At least five people have died due to sunstroke in Odisha this summer, an official said Monday.

Two people died in the coastal district of Cuttack, one on March 23 and another on April 14, an official of the state revenue department told IANS.sunstroke heatstroke

The districts of Boudh, Puri and Sambalpur have reported one death each this month, he said.

While three of the dead were over 65-years old, two were aged 45 and 52 respectively, he said.

A heat wave has been sweeping across the state for the past several weeks with some places experiencing a maximum temperature of over 40 degrees Celsius.


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