Intense heat in West Bengal claims two lives

April 12th, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Two people died of sunstroke in Bankura and Howrah districts in West Bengal, health department officials said.
The deaths took place in Bankura’s Gajantala area and Howrah district’s Lilluah area.

“We think the man died of sun stroke as he came out of home without taking adequate heat protection measures on the day when the temperature was more than 40 degree Celsius,” said an official of Bankura district state general hospital.

The other person died of sunstroke in Howrah district’s Lilluah locality, district health department official said.

Many districts like West Midnapore, Birbhum, Purulia, Burdwan, South 24-Parganas and North 24-Parganas saw intense heat wave as the day’s highest temperature stood above 40 degree-mark.

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