Global warming turns its heat on Orissa
declaration of heat wave in Orissa has become an annual affair. This year, till May 2, 54 persons had succumbed to the heat wave; the official death toll was, however, nine. The year 1998, termed "killer summer', saw more than 2,000 deaths. Casualties have fluctuated (see table: Killer on trail) but the temperature has increased.
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