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Fourteen more deaths were reported from other parts of the country six from Rajasthan, three from Punjab, two each from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and one from Gujarat.
Titlagarh in Orissa's Balangir district was the hottest in the country with 49.1 degree celsius followed by Churu in Rajasthan where the temperature was 49 degrees. Three labourers died in Tonk district of Rajasthan and an equal number in the capital Jaipur which recorded 46 degrees. The mercury rose to 47.7 degrees in Nagpur in Maharashtra, which had registered a record high in 72 years yesterday at 47.2 degrees.
Delhi had the hottest night of the season with 32 degree celsius. It recorded a maximum of 45.6 degrees, the highest this season, for the second day.
The weather office forecast some respite from the heat in a day or two in Delhi, Haryana, West Rajasthan and Punjab where a dust storm was likely to bring down the temperature.
Three persons died due to heat in Punjab and two in Haryana. Chandigarh recorded a maximum of 43.4 degree celsius. Two persons died in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh where the maximum temperature stood at 46 degrees. The temperature rose to the season's highest in Kanpur at 45.4 degrees. A 22-year-old woman died in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat with Idar in the district the hottest at 46 degrees. Dehra Dun, capital of Uttaranchal, recorded its season's high at 40 degree celsius.
Chhattisgarh continued to reel under a severe heat wave, with the capital, Raipur, recording a maximum temperature of 46.7 degree celsius. Vellore in northern Tamil Nadu was the hottest in the State with 45 degrees Celsius. The heat wave conditions were expected to remain unchanged in the region in the next two days.
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