India : Dozens died and 25,000 were injured due to extreme heat India : Dozens died and 25,000 were injured due to extreme heat

India : Dozens died and 25,000 were injured due to extreme heat

India : Dozens died and 25,000 were injured due to extreme heat
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Dozens died and nearly 25,000 people suffered from heatstroke across India as a result of high temperatures during the period from March to May, according to a government statement.

At least 33 election officials died while working in India's recently concluded general elections from what is believed to be heatstroke in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the north, and Odisha in the east, on Friday.

Data from the National Center for Disease Control showed that the situation was worse in May, with the number of heat-related deaths reaching 46, in addition to 19,189 suspected cases of heatstroke, according to ThePrint news website.

The total number of deaths from extreme heat may be 80, The Hindu newspaper reported. More than 5,000 cases of heatstroke have been reported in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh alone.

May was the worst month for the region, with temperatures in the capital Delhi and the nearby state of Rajasthan reaching 50 degrees Celsius.

In contrast, parts of eastern India suffered the impact of Cyclone Sands. Heavy rains in the northeastern state of Assam have killed 14 people since Tuesday.

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