Life-threatening heat has resulted in 67 suspected heatstroke deaths in Odisha over 48 hours, with Balangir suffering the most. The total death toll in Odisha reached 96 in 72 hours, though only 15 have been confirmed as heatstroke deaths so far. Across India, the heatwave has claimed 165 lives this summer, including fatalities in Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, and Delhi.