JHARSUGUDA: The industrial district of Jharsuguda continued to reel under intense heat wave condition as mercury climbed to 45.3 degree Celsius on Thursday.
People of Jharsuguda, Brajrajnagar, Belpahar, Bandhbahal and Banharpali stayed indoors. The towns wore a deserted look.
On April 12, a 41-year-old daily wage earner, Rohit Sidar, of Bhikampali village under Rengali police limits had died due to sunstroke.
Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Damayanti Sahu said on an average, the DHH, including emergency department, receives over 350 sunstroke-hit cases daily. The emergency ward of the hospital became crowded with such patients, she said. Meanwhile, with the temperature rising alarmingly, shops selling cold drinks and sugarcane and other fruit juice sellers are doing brisk business.