Deadly heat wave kills at least 184 people in India’s Bihar
According to disaster management authority, the deaths have been majorly reported from Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada districts.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed concern over the deaths and announced a compensation of four lakh to the kin of victims.
An alert has also been issued by the government in the wake of the rising death toll and also advised people to take care while stepping outside.
Not just Bihar but many other states across North India have been combating a severe heatwave over the past month. Places like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have witnessed temperatures over 46 degrees on a regular basis.
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.
The officials say the heat wave will continue for around another week. They're calling on people to stay well-hydrated and avoid going outside during the day.
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