Heat wave in Gujrat kills three


Ahmadabad: Severe heat waves scorching Gujrat have killed three people in the last three days, officials said on Tuesday.

“Three persons have died due to heat-stroke due to the extreme heat wave in the city at civic body run hospitals so far in last ten days,” Dr Paresh Bodat, an officer of epidemic cell in the health department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), said.

For last few days, Gujarat has been in the grip of the extreme heat-wave where in maximum temperatures of most of the towns including Ahmedabad shot up to 44 degree Celsius throwing life out of gear.

A 24-year-old man from Isanpur area of the city died yesterday due to heat-stroke in L G hospital in Maninagar area here, said Bodat. On May 16, a 48-year-old woman, affected with heat wave, died here at Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC)-run Vadilal Sarabhai hospital, he said.

Prior to that on May 9, an unknown man, aged about 45, who had been found unconscious behind V S hospital, has also succumbed to heat-stroke, he said. While, around 20 persons, affected with heat-stroke, have been taking treatment at the various city hospitals.