Bhopal: Five persons died of heatstroke on Tuesday as sizzling hot conditions persisted in several places of north and central India, with maximum temperatures of more than 48°C.
Three heatstroke deaths were reported from Madhya Pradesh. A trainee constable, Deepak Sanga; an advocate, Shyam Singh, 50, and an unidentified man succumbed to the heat.
Khajuraho continued to be the hottest place in the state as the maximum temperature here remained static at 46.7°C. In Bhopal, the mercury dipped by 0.5°C to record a maximum of 44.3°C.
Two beggars died in Jaipur on Tuesday taking the heatstroke toll to seven in Rajasthan. Dholpur recorded the highest temperature of 47.7°C in the state.
The weather was even hotter in Vidarbha region, particularly Nagpur, in Maharashtra as well as Chhattisgarh. Nagpur’s 47.8°C on Tuesday is the city’s all-time high. Amravati, Yavatmal, Gadchiroli, Akola and Chandrapur too sweated it out.
There was no let-up in the heat wave sweeping Punjab and Haryana, with maximum temperatures in the region ranging from 42 to 46°C. Hisar, Gurgaon, Bhiwani, Narnaul, Karnal and Ambala in Haryana experienced the full force of the scorching hot conditions. Chandigarh burned at 42.6°C. In Punjab, the sweltering heat had Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala in its grip. Parts of Odisha and west Uttar Pradesh also experienced blazing heat. In Jharkhand temperatures ranged from 41 to 45°C, 3 to 5°C above normal.