At least 98 people have died in the last three days in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar as north India continues to reel under extreme heatwave, an India Today report said.
Nearly 400 people have been admitted to a district hospital in UP’s Ballia with complaints of fever and breathlessness in the last three days. Most of patients were above 60, prompting doctors to advise the elderly stay indoors during daytime.
Ballia’s Chief Medical Officer Jayant Kumar Kumar told that the people who died were suffering from some ailments and their conditions worsened due to the heatwave.
Most of the deaths were because of heart attack, brain stroke and diarrhea, he added.