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Deadly Heat Wave kills 184 people, Section 144 imposed in Gaya!

Deadly Heat Wave kills 184 people, Section 144 imposed in Gaya!

As per the latest reports, deadly heatwave conditions in Bihar have now claimed 184 lives since Saturday.

On Saturday, 45 deaths occurred within 24 hours due to intense heat in many parts of the state.

On Sunday, an additional 29 deaths were reported from Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada.

More than 100 other deaths are unaccounted for at the moment.

Gaya district on Monday imposed prohibitory orders in response to the severe heat wave.

In an unprecedented move, Gaya District Magistrate Abhishek Kumar Singh imposed the orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

This is possibly the first time that Section 144 has been imposed in the state due to extreme weather conditions.

Authorities have advised people to remain indoors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m and also imposed a ban on the construction work from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The prohibitory order will also affect public and cultural gathering programs that will be held during the said time of prohibition.

All Schools in Bihar will remain closed till June 22 due to the heat.

This comes after an extreme heatwave causing deaths of a number of individuals in Bihar and other parts of the country.

Patna recorded a maximum temperature of 45°C on Sunday: 8°C above normal.

Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada witnessed temperatures hovering around 45°C on Saturday and Sunday.

Typically, monsoon approaches Bihar around June 10 every year.

However, this year, as the monsoon onset was delayed by over one week, the extended summer heat has caused distress across many parts of the country.

Heat wave conditions are also expected to subside in the other parts of India this week.

According to health experts, heatstroke occurs when the part of the brain regulating the body starts failing due to excessive heat.

Also, Bihar government on Monday decided to shut down all shops and marketing complexes from 11am to 5pm in south Bihar districts.

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