Four sunstroke deaths in Odisha, Titlagarh hottest at 48 deg C


Bhubaneswar, April 24: Two more sunstroke deaths were reported in Odisha Saturday while Titlagarh, in the western part of the state, recorded 48 degree Celsius, making it the hottest place in the country. Of the four sunstroke deaths, three were reported from Angul district and one from Bolangir, an official said.   

Titlagarh in Odisha’s Bolangir district became is the hottest place in the country with the mercury reaching 48 degree C which was followed by Talcher (46.8) and Sonepur (46)in western Odisha.          

As many as nine towns in the state experienced temperatures above 44 deg C yesterday, it has now increased to 15 places in the state. A total of 18 towns and cities  reeled under the heat with temperature above 40 degree C.          

The places which recorded temperature above 44 degree C were: Balasore (44.2), Baripada (45.3), Sambalpur (45), Sundergarh (44), Hirakud (44.3), Talcher (46.8),  Bhawanipatna (45), Bolangir (45.2), Malkangiri (44.2), Sonepur (46) and Titlagarh (48). Bhubaneswar recorded 41.5 deg C with relative humidity at 92 per cent.

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