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Bangladesh : Heat Wave : 2005/06/03

GLIDE:  HT-2005-000074-BGD

Duration 2005/06/03
Country or District Bangladesh
Name Heat Wave
Outline A heat wave sweeping Bangladesh has claimed nearly 80 lives in the recent weeks, as the mercury soared over 40 degrees Celsius.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters 2005/06/22
The month-long heatwave also killed more than 100 people in neighboring Bangladesh, while in Pakistan more than 65 people died in the past week, including at least 24 believed killed over the last 24 hours from the heat, authorities said.

The New Nation 2005/06/03
Worst ever heat wave continued to sweep across the country, thus making public life miserable for the past several days. Met office sources indicated that moderate to severe heat wave would continue to sweep over Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi and Chittagong divisions and regions of Chandpur, Patuakhali, and Noakhali for next couple of days.

BBC News 2005/06/06
More than 100 people are feared killed by a heat wave which has struck central regions of South Asia in the last two weeks, officials said. A third of those reported to have died were in northern Bangladesh.