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Heatwave Kills Nearly 30 in Odisha as India Faces Hottest April

According to the Meteorological Department’s prediction, the temperatures are likely to worsen into the summer.

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The temperatures in Odisha shot up to 40 degrees Celsius with Bhubaneswar touching 45 degrees Celsius. (Photo: iStockphoto)

Almost 30 people have died in Odisha last week as a heatwave across India made April the hottest month in the last five years, NDTV reported.

According to the Meteorological Department’s prediction, the temperatures are likely to worsen during the summer.

The temperature of the state shot up to 40 degrees Celsius with Bhubaneswar touching 45 degrees Celsius. The state government has ordered all schools to remain shut until 20 April.

A heatwave sweeping parts of Telangana has so far claimed 35 lives, prompting the state government to issue an alert in all districts to take precautionary measures to minimise its impact.

The government has said that the water storage in 91 major water reservoirs in the country has dipped to a 10-year low of about 23 percent.
NDTV Report

Latur region in Maharashtra and Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh are facing a severe drought.

Karnataka was the first state to declare drought in 2016, with 500 of its villages being completely dependent on external water supplies.

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