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Heat wave kills 24-year-old labourer, toll climbs to seven

gurgaon Updated: May 30, 2013 01:15 IST
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The persisting heat wave has taken a toll on seven persons in the last one week in the city.

As per the civil hospital, six persons died last week, while one passed away on Tuesday. All the victims were men and working as labourers.

“Most of the victims have not been identified. A 24-year-old man died on Tuesday and worked as a labourer at a construction site,” said Dr Deepak Mathur, forensic expert, civil hospital.

The out-patient and emergency at the civil hospital, too, has registered an increase in cases of sun stroke. However, doctors said a majority of cases are reported in June.

“More patients are coming in with gastric problems and fever. But the numbers shoot up in June when the climate changes,” said Dr Sanjay Narula, senior medical officer and acting principal medical officer, civil hospital, Gurgaon.

“The problem begins with heat exhaustion, which later progresses to heat fever. If not treated on time, it leads to a sun stroke” said Dr Sushum Sharma, head of internal medicine, Max Healthcare.

Meanwhile, mercury levels have slightly dipped.

On Wednesday, Gurgaon recorded a maximum temperature of 43.3 degrees Celsius, about a degree higher than Tuesday.

The week is expected to end at a cooler temperature than the previous week. The minimum temperature was 26.4 degree Celsius with mainly clear sky.=