BHUBANESWAR: Though heat wave condition eased out across Odisha, Bhubaneswar, which recorded 40.3 degree Celsius, remained the hottest city in the State on Thursday. Meanwhile, the toll due to sunstroke climbed to 30 in the State.
The IMD has predicted heavy rainfall at one or two places over north Odisha during next 24 hours. “Moderate to rather heavy rain and thundershowers may occur at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha and light to moderate at a few places over the districts of interior parts of the State,” the IMD said in its bulletin.
The State Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office confirmed the death of 30 people due to sunstroke across Odisha. The Revenue Department received reports of 146 deaths of which 50 cases were found to be due to some other reasons and 66 cases were under investigation by the district Collectors.
While the highest number of seven sunstroke deaths have been confirmed from Ganjam district, six deaths were reported from Kendrapara, four in Bargarh and two each in Cuttack, Puri and Rayagada districts.
This apart, one sunstroke death each was confirmed by the Collectors of Angul, Balasore, Balangir, Dhenkanal, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur and Nuapada districts.