2 kids succumb to heat wave as Gwalior sizzles at 47

Five die in dist in last 3 days; temp could rise further

Bhopal: The Gwalior-Chambal region has endured extreme heat for the past 15 days, with temperatures soaring to a dangerous 47 degrees Celsius. This heat wave has claimed five lives in the district so far.

On Wednesday, two children succumbed to the severe heat, and a rickshaw driver also died on the road. Additionally, two more fatalities were reported on Monday and Tuesday due to the heat.

Temp could surpass 48

Meteorologists forecast that temperatures in the Gwalior-Chambal region could surpass 48 degrees Celsius during the “Nautapa” period. Health officials have issued an alert, advising people to stay indoors between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM and to take special precautions for children and the elderly.

The severe heat in the Gwalior-Chambal region, with daily temperatures exceeding 47 degrees Celsius, poses a significant threat to those outdoors. To mitigate the impact, all traffic signals in the city have been turned off, and the collector has imposed Section 144 for coaching institutes, restricting their operation to the early morning hours of 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

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