Severe Heat in India Claims 100 Lives

Bayan News – Indian media, citing officials in the country, have reported that the severe heat wave this year has killed more than 100 people and sickened 25,000 others.

According to reports published on Monday (May 3), the temperature in some Indian cities, including Delhi, has risen to over 50 degrees Celsius since March.

Scientists say climate change has led to the rise in temperatures.

Odisha authorities announced on Monday that at least 30 people in the state have died from heat-related causes.

Indian officials said 97 suspicious deaths due to sun exposure are also under investigation.

In northwest and east India, the number of heat wave days has been more than double the usual for the season, mainly due to a reduction in unseasonal thunderstorms and the influx of hot winds from the neighboring dry regions into India.

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