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Five deaths reported, suspected to be caused by heat stroke

punjab Updated: Jun 24, 2012 22:42 IST
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Five deaths were reported in the city, suspected to have been caused by the heat wave. In the past 24 hours, the police have found five dead bodies from various parts of the city.

Although the exact cause of the death remains unknown in all cases, none of the bodies had any external wounds.

Dr Karamveer Goyal, SMO, civil hospital, said, "If there are no external wounds on the bodies and the persons did not consume any poisonous substance, then these deaths could be due to heat stroke. In such severe heat, death could occur due to exertion or dehydration. But the exact reason would only be identified after the post-mortem report."

Police officials brought the bodies to the civil hospital.

One of the deceased was identified as Nachatar Singh (62) of Samrala, whose body was found at Focal Point, along with another unidentified body.

Yet another unidentified body was recovered from Humbran road. The two other deceased were identified as Rajkumar (60), a resident of Shaeed Karnail Singh Nagar, and Hari Ram (62) of Salem Tabri.