Sunstroke claims 3 lives in Odisha
Scorching heat wave persisted across Odisha on Saturday with Balangir being the hottest region in the state at 44.3 degrees Celsius, even as at least eight places breached the
43 degree mark.
"Sunstroke has claimed at least three lives in the state so far in the summer with casualties reported from Bargarh, Angul and Balangir districts," the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said.
The state virtually remained a boiling pot as the mercury breached the 43 degree mark at eight towns and the 40 degree mark in at least 14 places.