Heat stroke claims 47 lives in Bihar

In Bihar, the number of those killed due to heat stroke has risen to 47 in Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada districts. Forty people are undergoing treatment in Gaya Medical College Hospital and 30 in Sadar Hospital Aurangabad.

Advisory has been issued at the block level in heat wave affected areas in Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada districts where deaths have been reported due to heat stroke.

People are advised to take maximum precautions and not directly expose themselves to the Sun. More than 150 people fall ill due to severe heat wave conditions in areas of Central and South Bihar in the past 24 hours.

Figures show a large number of deceased is between 60 to 80 years age group. Aurangabad district administration has set up a control room with phone number 06186-223168 at headquarters, where people can seek help and report the incidents with symptoms of severe fever, headache, and dehydration.

Met Department office at Patna has forecasted no respite from the sweltering heat in next two days. Mercury is hovering around 40 to 41 degree Celsius in many parts of the during day time

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