Odisha reports first sunstroke death case

Bhubaneswar: With the heatwave conditions prevailing across Odisha, the state registered the first-ever death case due to sunstroke this year, according to the Directorate of Public Health.

One person died of heatstroke in Balasore district, informed Public Health Director Dr Niranjan Mishra today.

As of today, 71 persons have been admitted to different hospitals after falling sick due to heatwave across the state, of which the highest of 35 are from Sundargarh district. Seven each from Mayurbhanj and Angul are hospitalised for treatment due to sunstroke.

The mercury continued soaring in almost all places in the state in the past couple of days. By 2.30 pm today, Sundargarh was the hottest place in the with 43.8°C followed by Sambalpur at 42.4°C and Keonjhar and Chandbali at 42.2°C. Bhubaneswar recorded a maximum temperature of 41.4°C today.

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