Five feared dead in Orissa heat wave

April 15th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by admin  

Bhubaneswar, April 15 (IANS) At least five people are feared to have died in a heat wave that has gripped Orissa for the past four days with the maximum temperature crossing 40 degrees Celsius in some part of the state, an official said Tuesday. The deaths have been reported from three districts of Khordha, Nayagarh and the coastal district of Puri, an official of the state revenue control room told IANS.

The people reportedly died of dehydration and sunstroke. A joint team of health and revenue officials of the respective districts will investigate the deaths and submit a report to the government, he said.

The maximum temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius and above have been reported this week from Cuttack, Jharsuguda, Talcher and state capital Bhubaneswar.

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