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Heat waves kill at least 100 in Odisha, India

Posted by feww on May 28, 2012

Deadly heat waves kill dozens in eastern India

Two dozen places in the Indian state of Odisha (Orissa) have reported temperature highs of 40 to 46 degrees Celsius in the past few days, with Sambalpur, Orissa’s 2nd most populated city, reaching 46ºC.

Power demand has risen to 2,800 MW in the state, which is much higher than the 2,635 MW approved by Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC), reports said.

Meanwhile, the hydro power production in the state has fallen by more than 50  percent to 210 MW due to low water levels.

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