Sunstroke toll rises to 37 in Odisha

Authorities in Odisha confirmed one more death due to sunstroke, taking the number of heat-related deaths in the state this summer to 37.

Last Updated: Jun 15, 2012, 22:07 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Authorities in Odisha on Friday confirmed one more death due to sunstroke, taking the number of heat-related deaths in the state this summer to 37.

The latest death was reported from Kantia village under Sukinda police station area in Jajpur district, about 80 km from here, a senior official of the state disaster management department said.

Although the mercury dipped slightly in some places including the capital Bhubaneswar due to a spell of rain Friday, maximum temperature continued to remain over 40 degrees Celsius at many places of western Odisha.
Titilagarh town in the district of Bolangir recorded a maximum temperature of 42.5 degrees Celsius -- the day`s highest in the state.

IANS