JHARSUGUDAa: People sitting around bonfires to keep themselves warm has become a common sight in Jharsuguda in the last few days. Intense cold wave condition continues to grip the district with night temperature hovering around seven degree Celsius.
Sources said the district on Sunday recorded minimum temperature at seven degree, while night temperature was 6.3 and 6.5 on Saturday and Friday respectively.
Sources said a beggar died on the Jharsuguda railway platform on Friday due to the cold condition.
Rourkela: The district is reeling under severe cold wave with the temperature plummeting to three degree Celsius on Saturday.
Koida BDO Parikshit Sethi said the block headquarters recorded a minimum temperature of 3 degree C between 5.30 am and 6 am.
Sources at Zero Point of the adjacent hilly terrain of Tensa, over 100 km from Rourkela, also recorded below 3 degrees C. In Rourkela city, the minimum temperature plunged to 5.2 degree C while it was 4.9 at Sundargarh town. The abrupt fall in temperature has partially hit normal life.