Orissa feels the heat but its not a wave yet

The Met Department isn't declaring a heatwave yet but unconfirmed reports say 28 people have died in the state Unofficial reports say 28 people have died of a heatwave in Orissa this April while the government has confirmed four deaths due to sunstroke. The numbers may be contested but it is clear that the heat is creating havoc. While a heatwave is declared when the temperature is five degrees above normal, the state Met department's advisory declared a "heatwave' only on one day this month.

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