Bhubaneswar, 4 May-2014, Abhijit Saha: The Government of Odisha has confirmed on Saturday that death toll due to heat wave condition in the state has reached 10. The office of the Special Relief Commissioner has revealed this information.
Till now around 40 casualties due to heat wave conditions have been reported in the state but the government authorities have confirmed only 10 from Cuttack, Kendrapara, Khurda, Bhadrak, Balangir and Mayurbhanj districts.
There was slight respite from heat wave in many parts of the state on yesterday after 20 continuous days of scorching sun. Highest temperature during the day was nearly two degrees less in several parts of the coastal Odisha with moderate breeze in the afternoon.
Western parts of the state continued to be moderately hotter. The office of the Met department has predicted rain and thunderstorms in the next three days which indicated the temperature to come down a bit further in one or two days.
Yesterday Bhawanipatna recorded 42.8 degree Celsius being the hottest place in the state and Bhubaneswar recorded 40.7 degree Celsius. Some other locations that recorded high temperature are and Sonepur 41 degree Celsius, Hirakud 41.3, Bolangir 41.3, Jharsuguda 41.4, Angul 41.7, Talcher 42 and Titlagarh 42.5 degree Celsius.