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High Temperatures Claims Four Lives In India

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When the heat becomes unbearable there is need to cool off, this was not the case in India recently when four passengers’ on board a train lost their lives as a result of intense  heat.

According to reports, India has been in the grip of a heatwave for two weeks, Temperatures have hovered around 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit) in Jhansi, in northern Uttar Pradesh state, in recent days.

 

 

Aside the recent report, A number of deaths from heatstroke have  also been reported.

 

The four persons died Monday while travelling from Agra  the city of the Taj Mahal  to Coimbatore in the country’s south.

Among those who died is a 81 year old.

Indian Railways spokesman Ajit Kumar Singh says “Heat seems to be a factor,”

“it is really unfortunate”.

“When the train was approaching Jhansi, we got a call from the on-board staff that one of the passengers is unconscious,” Singh said.

“We rushed medical staff to the station but they found that three of the passengers were already dead.”

He  explained  further saying that a contributing factor that led to the deaths were because the deceased passengers’ were not in air-conditioned coaches.

Some part of India has been sweltering in temperatures that have risen above 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) .

 

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