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Heatstroke claims 15 lives in 14 days: DGHS

Update : 06 May 2024, 18:49

At least 15 people died from heatstroke in 14 days till Sunday. The Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room (HEOC & CR) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the deaths.

The DGHS reported the fatalities from the information it received at its control room till Sunday.

Besides, one person died and three people suffered injuries due to heatstroke across the country in the past 24 hours till Monday morning.

The DGHS started recording heatstroke related deaths from April 22. A mild to very severe heat wave swept through the country for about a month staring from first week of April. Later the temperature started to fall across the country after rains in the first week of the current month.

The heat wave also forced the government to shut the primary and secondary schools, colleges and madrashas till May 2.

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