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Summer vacation starts in #Odisha schools to remain closed from 25th April #OdishaSchool
Bhubaneswar: All government and private schools will remain closed from tomorrow onwards in view of prevailing heat wave. This has been informed by the School and Mass Education Minister Department. The Schools will be reopened on June 18.

The schools, both government-run and private ones, would reopen on June 18 after summer vacation, which normally begins from the first week of May, he said, adding steps would be taken to make up for the loss of classes.

The state virtually turned into a cauldron as the mercury breached the 42 degree mark in nine towns and 40 degree mark in at least 14 places.

The MeT office has forecast that the heat wave will intensify. Two sunstroke deaths have so far been reported in the state, one each from Bargarh and Angul district, according to the office of the Special Relief Commissioner.

The Odisha government this evening announced the closure of schools from tomorrow in view of the soaring heat wave in the state.

While mercury soars above 40 degrees Celsius at 14 places in the state, Titlagarh recorded with the highest at 45.5 degC, Angul at 44.1 degC and Hirakud at 43.8 degC.

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