2 die from heat stroke amid ongoing countrywide heat wave

Chuadanga recorded the season’s highest temperature at 42.3 degree Celsius on Saturday afternoon.

UNB

Apr 20 2024 1:27 PM

2 die from heat stroke amid ongoing countrywide heat wave
Representational Image. Photo: Collected.

Two people died from heat stroke in Chuadanga and Pabna districts respectively on Saturday as the country continues to experience a heat wave for the past few days, forcing the authorities concerned to close all schools, madrasas and colleges till 27 April.

The deceased were identified as Jakir Hossain, 33, son of Amir Hossain of Thakurpur village under Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga and Sukumar Das, 60, a resident of Shalgaria Jakir Moar in Pabna district town.

Amir Hossain said his son Jakir went to a cropland to irrigate in the village in the morning. After around one hour, they came to know that Jakir fell sick due to the heat.

Later, he breathed his last on the way to Damurhuda Upazila Health Complex, said the father.

The health complex’s Resident Medical Officer D Mohibullah said they heard that a farmer died from the heat stroke while working in the cropland.

Pabna General Hospital’s on-duty physician Dr Zahedul Islam said Sukumar suddenly fell sick amid the scorching heat while taking tea at a tea stall in the city’s Rupkotha Moar at noon.

Later, locals rushed him to the hospital where physicians declared him dead upon arrival, he said.

On the other hand, Chuadanga recorded the season’s highest temperature at 42.3 degree Celsius on Saturday afternoon.

Tahmina Nasrin, weather observer at Chuadanga First Class Meteorological Observatory, said after a continuous intense heat wave, the temperature has increased further and a very severe heat wave has started.

The heat wave is going on because there is no rain. If it rains, the temperature will drop considerably, she said, adding that there is no rain forecast for now. However, if there is a storm, it may rain with it.

Moreover, the season’s highest 41.6 degree Celsius temperature was recorded in Pabna’s Ishwardi on Saturday afternoon.

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