Bokaro steel city experienced scorching heat for the fourth consecutive day with the mercury touching a high of 45 degree celsius as Jharkhand reeled under intense heat wave conditions.
While the maximum temperature recorded in Medininagar was 43.2 dc, Jamshedpur registered a high of 42.4 dc and Ranchi recorded 38.8 degrees on Saturday, according to met office sources.
Two persons have died of heat stroke in Jharkhand during the last two days.
A forty-year-old police constable, Virendra Pandey, died of sunstroke in Jamshedpur yesterday. He felt uneasy after returning home and was rushed to MGM hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead, according to police sources.
The exact cause behind the death could be known only after post mortem, but he was suspected to have died of heatstroke, hospital sources said.
On Thursday a man succumbed to heat stroke in Ranchi, family sources said quoting an attending doctor.
Several schools in Jharkhand have curtailed school hours following rising temperatures across the state.