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India: Heat Wave: 2019/05/31 Country Information on DRR

Period 2019/05/31
Country or District India
Event Type Heat Wave
Outline A heatwave has been affecting northern, western and central parts of India. At least 22 people have died from the heat.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters 2019/06/12
A heatwave gripping India has killed 36 people with the poorest workers bearing the brunt, national disaster management officials said on 12 June , warning that the record temperatures were impacting more states than in previous years.

ECHO 2019/06/07
As of 7 June at 8:00 UTC, at least 22 people have died from the heat, seven in Uttar Pradesh, eight in Maharashtra, four in Rajasthan and three in Madhya Pradesh. At least 450 people have been hospitalised in Maharashtra State.

Government of India 2019/05/31
Temperatures are soaring above 40 degrees in north and central parts of the country.