Govt Schools To Be Shut Down From Monday In Bengal


Kolkata: With the Meteorological Department issuing a heat wave warning for Kolkata and other district of West Bengal, the state government today announced to shut down government schools from Monday onwards.

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The mercury has been soaring in the state and it has taken its toll with a middle aged man dying in Kolkata.

According to Alipore Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature today was 40 degrees Celsius as recorded around 2:30 p.m.

Earlier, the Madhya Pradesh education department issued a direction asking all schools to be shut down by 1 pm to save the students from the scorching afternoon sun.