45 sunstroke deaths reported so far

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Bhubaneswar: As many as 45 sunstroke deaths have been reported so far this year in Odisha. While seven cases have been confirmed as heat stroke deaths, government is looking into 38 cases, informed Deputy Special Relief Commissioner, Pravat Ranjan Mohapatra today.

“Seven deaths have been confirmed as sunstroke deaths as per the latest report,” Mohapatra said.

Out of total 42 cases reported so far, inquiry is underway into 35 cases and Collectors have been asked to submit reports, he added.

Inquiry into the remaining 38 cases is pending due to a delay in getting post mortem reports, the official added.

On the other hand, as many as eight places in the state recorded temperature above 40 degrees Celsius today while Angul was the hottest place with 41.9 degree Celsius, the regional meteorological department said. It also issued heat wave warning for the next two days.

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