Bhubaneswar, May 19 (PTI) Odisha remained in the grip
of intense summer heat today despite the slight drop in
temperature which brought respite in some areas.
Malkangiri turned out to be the hottest place in the
state at 45.4 degree celsius, the met office here said adding
the mercury breached the 44 degree celsius mark at four
places, while it crossed the 40 degree mark in nine places
compared to 13 yesterday.
Titlagarh, which was the hottest place in the state at
46.5 degrees yesterday, was a close second with the
temperature decreasing to 44.5 degree celsius. Balangir
recorded 44.3 degree celsius and Bhawanipatna 44.2 degrees, it
Sonepur recorded a maximum temperature of 42.8 degree
celsius, while the temperature was 42.7 degeree celsius at
Angul, 41 degree celsius at Phulbani, 40.9 degrees at
Jharsuguda and 40.7 degree celsius at Dhenkanal, it said.
Bhubaneswar recorded a maximum temperature of 39.6
degree celsius and its neighbour Cuttack city 39.4 degree.
At least six people have died due to sunstroke in the
state this summer. While three heat related deaths have been
reported from Angul district, two casualties took place in
Bargarh and one in Balangir district, the special relief
commissioner’s (SRC) office said.
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