New Delhi: A severe heat wave has claimed 10 more lives in Odisha taking the toll to 20 in five days. The maximum temperature touched 46 degrees in many parts of the state. Bolangir, Sonepur, Boudh and Anugul were among the worst affected districts. The state is battling frequent power cuts and water shortage as well.
Meanwhile, North India also continued to bear the heat. Bikaner, Agra and Lucknow recorded a high of 43 degrees on Sunday. Many cases of dehydration and heat stroke were reported from Jodhpur where the mercury continued to rise. The maximum temperature in New Delhi was 42 degrees.
Patna and Ranchi also continued to sweat at 40 degrees. Most people chose to stay indoors over the weekend in both the cities. The maximum temperature in Varanasi touched 45 degrees.