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India: Heat Wave: 2024/05/27 Country Information on DRR

Period 2024/05/27
Country or District India
Event Type Heat Wave
Outline At least 33 people, including election officials on duty, died of suspected heatstroke in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha, India on Friday, 31 May 2024 and the heatwave in the region is expected to continue until Saturday, 1 June 2024.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters 2024/06/03
At least 30 people died of heatstroke in the eastern Indian state of Odisha over the summer, the disaster management authority of the Odisha state said on Monday, 3 June 2024, adding that 97 other suspected sunstroke deaths are pending inquiry.

Reuters 2024/05/31
India heatwave kills at least 33, including election officials