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Heat kills 12 in Uttar Pradesh

12 people die due to severe heat in UP, as the state capital experiences the hottest day of this summer, reports Harish Tiwari.

india Updated: Jun 03, 2007 23:52 IST
Harish Tiwari
Harish Tiwari
Hindustan Times

Twelve people have died due to severe heat in Uttar Pradesh, as the state capital experienced the hottest day of this summer with mercury soaring to 46.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

Three heat-related deaths were reported from Kanpur since Saturday, four from Varanasi, two from Kaushambi and one each from Banda, Chitrakoot and Orai districts.

The temple city of Varanasi also witnessed the hottest day this summer, breaking a 10-year-record with 46.2 degrees Celsius. The temple city, experiencing a hot spell since May 21, had recorded 45 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

The minimum temperature on Sunday was 28.1 degrees Celsius.

The body of an unidentified person was found near Dafi area under the Lanka police station in Varanasi on Sunday morning. Police said the person may have died of heat stroke and sent the body for a post-mortem examination.

Another person Jagdish Singh, who had gone for morning walk, died of heat stroke. His body was found in the Ramnagar area.

Government Railway Police found two bodies, one from a platform of the Varanasi Cantonment railway station and the other from a passenger train.

The victims were aged around 60 and 70 years respectively. Several patients of heat-related diseases visited private and government hospitals in Varanasi.

First Published: Jun 03, 2007 19:51 IST