One dies of heat stroke in city; Burdwan records highest temperature of season
One person was killed reportedly of sun stroke in Howrah on Thursday. The local people said that the victim whose identity is yet to be ascertained by the police was about to enter Howrah Maidan market when he suddenly collapsed and fell on the ground.
Local residents rushed the victim to a nearby hospital where the doctors pronounced him brought dead. The victim might have suffered a sun stroke and this had led to his death, the doctors of the hospital suspect. The body has, however, been sent for the post-mortem examination.
Local people said that the victim was profusely bleeding from his nose after he fell on the ground. After being informed, the police reached the spot and stared a probe in this connection. Police are trying to ascertain the identity of the victim who came to Howrah Maidan area in a toto, the local people told the police.
Meanwhile, Burdwan on Thursday recorded 39 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature of the season. The heat wave swept through entire South Bengal on Thursday. The Alipore Meteorological office has predicted that the discomfort level will prevail in the city and various districts of South Bengal for the next two days. There is hardly any possibility of rain the city before Sunday as per the forecast of the Alipore Met office. Bankura and Purulia have recorded 30 and 29 degrees Celsius respectively.
Some parts of South Bengal districts including Burdwan have, however, received light rainfall on Thursday evening. A light drizzle has dragged the mercury down by some notches in Burdwan too. The city doctors have said that heat strokes can prove fatal if enough precaution is not taken. People who have to walk down the roads under the sun must carry umbrellas or they can lie down in shade for a while. They also suggested taking fluid substances.
According to the Met office prediction, the temperature will hover around 38 degrees Celsius for the next couple of days. There is also a heat wave warning in the city.