At last 184 people have been killed due to severe heat wave in India. According to disaster management authority, the deaths have been majorly reported from Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada districts.
The country’s second-longest heatwave on record prompted authorities in the state’s Gaya district to impose curfew-like restrictions during the extreme heat of the day. The district magistrate also banned all construction work and outdoor activities between 11am and 4pm. Daytime temperatures across many parts of India have hovered above 40 Celsius for the past 32 days, just short of the record 33 days experienced in 1988.
Hundreds of people have been taken to hospitals and treated for heatstroke, which is usually caused by prolonged exposure to sun or from physical exertion in high temperatures.
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20 September, 2019