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Heatwave Kills 184 People, Section 144 Imposed In Bihar’s Gaya District

Heatwave Kills 184 People, Section 144 Imposed In Bihar’s Gaya District

Section 144 has been imposed in Gaya, Bihar after the heatwave left 184 people dead and several hospitalised.

The rising heat has taken many lives majorly from Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada districts.

Gaya and Patna recorded temperatures above 45 degree Celsius on June 15, 2019, triggering a raging heatwave which led to the deaths.

In the wake of the rising death toll, an alert has been issued by the state government advising people to take care while stepping outside.

Expressing concern over the deaths, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced a compensation of four lakh to the kin of victims.

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan termed the incident as unfortunate and advised people to avoid moving out of the house till the temperature drops. "Intense heat affects the brain and leads to various health issues," he said.

As per reports, many 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.

At one point of time during the last 30 days, over 10 places across India witnessed the hottest temperatures on the planet.

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