Heatwave kills at least 56 in India, nearly 25,000 heat stroke cases from March to May

Heatwave kills at least 56 in India, nearly 25,000 heat stroke cases from March to May

According to local media reports, India experienced roughly 25 000 cases of suspected heat strokes and 56 people lost their lives in the country’s heatwave-strength from March to May, according to federal statistics cited by local advertising.

May has been a particularly poor month for the area, with the heat in the state of Rajasthan and the capital city of Delhi touching 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

In contrast, northeast India has been wracking up its losses as a result of hurricane Remal. Since Tuesday ( May 28 ), 14 people have died as a result of heavy rain in the state of Assam’s north eastern region.

At least 15 people have died in Sri Lanka as a result of flooding and landslides, according to the country’s Disaster Management Centre ( DMC) on Sunday.

A combination of factors, according to experts, has caused South Asia to experience a very warm summer, which has been worsened by human-driven climate change.

At least 33 people died of suspected heatstroke on Friday in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the northeast and Odisha in the west, including election officers on duty in India’s just-completed general election.

Data from the National Centre of Disease Control (NCDC ) showed that the position was worst in May, with 46 warmth- related incidents and 19, 189 suspected temperature injury situations, information site The Print reported.

According to The Hindu news, the overall number of deaths in India could be much higher, reaching 80, excluding suspected cases.

In Madhya Pradesh, the state’s main region, only, over 5, 000 cases of sunstroke have been found.

The climate office has predicted that the heatwave will be less significant until Wednesday, and more relief is anticipated from last week’s first monsoon arrival in Kerala, the state’s southern state.