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Hottest Titlagarh sizzles at 47.5

Titlagarh in Balangir district remained the hottest town in the country for third consecutive day by recording 47.5 degree Celsius on Friday, said director of India Meteorological Department, Bhubaneswar, Sarat Chandra Sahu.

He said mercury in the state's interior pockets was hovering at two to three degree Celsius above the normal.
Sahu forecast that the state may witness minor relief by Sunday and the trend will continue for one or two days.

On Friday, at least six more places in western and interior Odisha were sizzling at 45 degree Celsius or above. They include Sonepur ( 46.3 deg C), Balangir and Sundargarh ( 46 deg C), Angul and Hirakud ( 45.5 deg C) and Sambalpur ( 45.2 deg C).
There was slight relief in coastal pockets with the state capital recording 40.5 degree Celsius. The neighbouring Cuttack registered 39.2 degree Celsius.

Meanwhile, the state government after inquiry confirmed two sunstroke deaths. This is against 73 sunstroke death allegations, according to a government release.

The release said Srimukha Rana, 62, of Baharsar village in Balangir district died of sunstroke on April 15. Earlier, one such case was confirmed in Angul.

In 22 cases, the death occurred due to other reasons. The remaining 51 cases are under inquiry, the release added.

Source TOI

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