Bhubaneswar: With the serious heat wave tossing normal life out of rigging in Odisha, the sunstroke toll went up to 16 in the state on Sunday with the death of three persons, sources in the control room of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said.
The three deaths were reported from Soro area in Balasore district, Ashwakhala village under Gondia block in Dhenkanal district and Larki village under Komana block in Nuapada district, the sources added.
Besides, another sunstroke death was also reported from Brahmanabastha village under Kakhadi block of Athagarh sub-division in Cuttack district today. The deceased has been identified as Bishnu Charan Mallick.
According to a Met release here this evening, Bhubaneswar emerged as the hottest place in the state with 44.1 degree Celsius while temperature shot up to 40 degrees and above in Chandbali (42.3), Cuttack (42), Angul (42.7), Baripada (42.2), Jharsuguda (43.1), Keonjhar (41.1), Sambalpur (42.2), Sundergarh (42), Hirakud (42.7), Talcher (43.6), Bhawanipatna (42.8), Balangir (43), Phulbani (40), Titlagarh (42.5) and Malkangiri (42).