Odisha: Heat wave, water scarcity claim 34 lives; mercury rises to 47 degree
Odisha: Heat wave, water scarcity claim 34 lives; mercury rises to 47 degree.
The state is witnessing temperature as high as 47 degree Celsius in many districts.
Many areas have reported acute shortage of drinking water.
The maximum number of deaths have been reported from Kurda.
Over the years, the temperatures have reached as high as 50 degrees Celsius.
The combined result is severe scarcity of drinking water in several areas.
Wild animals are coming to villages for food and water.
These problems are especially affecting Titlagarh in Bolangir district of Odisha, where mercury touched 47 degree Celsius.
Bhubaneswar also saw decline in temperature by over two degree Celsius providing much needed respite to people.
Humidity also fell in the city.