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Heatstroke claims 207 lives in 3 days in Bihar

Sixty people have died of heatstroke in Aurangabad. The heatstroke casualty in the district of Nawada is 32, that in Nalanda it's eight, in Bhojpur it's five, Jahanabad two and Patna two as well

[pullquote]Prohibitory orders following heatstroke deaths have been issued in 12 districts

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is scheduled to visit Gaya this evening[/pullquote]

Patna: Heatstroke has claimed more than 200 lives in the last three days in Bihar. District magistrates of at least 12 districts have issued prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC in view of the heat wave in the State.

Through these orders, people have been warned against coming out of their homes between 10 AM and 4 PM.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is scheduled to visit Gaya this evening to meet the heatstroke patients in Anugrah Narain Medical college hospital.

It may be recalled that district magistrate of Gaya, Abhishek Singh on Monday had issued prohibitory orders as the death toll in Gaya touched 50.

According to an order issued by the DM of Darbhanga, all schools – both in government and private sectors would remain closed till Sunday. Even the coaching institutes have been asked to down their shutters.

Darbhanga DM Thiyagrajan said that the Anganwadi centres where children are served mid-day meals would function for 30 minutes ñ 6 AM to 6.30 AM only. There is a total ban on construction works, both by the government and the private contractors.

The district magistrates of Bhagalpur, Madhubani, Begusarai, Jamui, Aurangabad, Bhojpur, Nalanda, Jahanabad, Arwal, Saharsa, Gopalganj, Saran and Sheohar too issued prohibitory orders asking people not to venture on the streets between 10 AM and 4 PM. All bazaars (markets) will remain shut during this period, the orders said.

According to official reports, 60 people have died of heatstroke in Aurangabad. The heatstroke casualty in the district of Nawada is 32, that in Nalanda it’s eight, in Bhojpur it’s five, Jahanabad two and Patna two as well.

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