Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 23:
The Met office has predicted widespread rainfall in south and north Odisha for the next few days.
In a release this evening, the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, said as the southwest monsoon has covered the whole of Odisha, most parts of the state have received moderate to heavy rainfall.
“The depression, which had crossed the Odisha coast on June 21, has moved westwards and weakened into a low pressure and lies over the neighbouring Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Under its influence, there would be widespread rainfall in south and north Odisha with heavy rainfall at some places in these regions. The condition would prevail till next five days up to June 28”, the release added.
Meanwhile, the sunstroke death toll in the state went up to 66 today.
Sources in the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said out of a total of 184 death cases received so far, investigation into 174 cases have been completed. While 66 cases have been officially confirmed as death due to sunstroke, investigation into the remaining 10 cases is on, the sources added.