Odisha heat wave toll rises to 10

Bhubaneswar, May 3 :

Odisha Saturday confirmed two more deaths due to sunstroke, taking the toll on account of heat wave this summer to 10.

The two deaths occurred in Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts, a senior official of the state revenue department told IANS.

While Sanjurani Senapati, 45, died in Balasore district April 24, Subal Chandra Das, 55, expired in Mayurbhanj district April 16.

The local administrations confirmed their deaths were due to sunstroke only Saturday, he added.

Odisha has been reeling under a severe heat wave with several places witnessing temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius for the past several days.


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