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Six more die of heatstroke

Jashore burning with 43.8oC

Published : 30 Apr 2024 10:29 PM | Updated : 02 May 2024 11:41 AM

At least six more people died  of severe heatstroke in different districts of the country on Tuesday. 

The number of deaths from heatstroke in last nine days rose to 16. 

People who died on Tuesday include four in Nilphamari and one each in Satkhira and Natore distrct.

The severe heatwave has been sweeping the country continuously since last two weeks.

Four people died in Nilphamari 

UNB from Nilphamari reports: at least four people died of possible heatstroke in different parts of Nilphamari district amid the sweltering heat across the country.

The deceased were identified as Lal Babu, 52 of Sadar upazila, Manir Hossain, 52 of Bimla upazila, Mansur, 55 and Khodeza, 65 of Jaldhaka upazila of the district.

All of them suddenly fell ill and died while working under the open sky amid the intense hot weather, said officer-in-charge of Jaldhaka police station Ashraful Haque.

Local Met office recorded 42 degree Celsius temperature in the district on Tuesday.

Our Satkhira Correspondent Moshiur Firoz reports; an English teacher of Nobarun High-School died from heat stroke on Tuesday morning.

Identified as Faruk Hossain, the teacher fell in ill on Monday. He was first rushed to Satkhira Medical College Hospital. Later he was shifted to Khulna City Medical where he died on Tuesday morning.

Quoting doctors, Nazmun Laila, another senior teacher of Nobarun High-School said teacher Faruk Hossain died from heatstoke.

In Natore, a man died from heatstroke while he was picking up maize from a field at Naldanga upazila of Natore on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Khairul

 Islam, 50, from Khajura Ujanpara village of the upazila.

According to the locals, Khairul, an expatraite returnee, went to collect maize from his own field. At one point, in the extreme heat, he fell ill and fell to the ground with convulsions.

Later, locals rescued him and took him to a local community clinic, where the  doctor on duty declared him dead.

Khairul died from heatstroke, doctor on duty Khorshed Alam said.

Earlier on Monday, the Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room (HEOC & CR) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said at least 10 people died from heatstroke amid the countrywide heat wave situation in eight days till Monday that has been prevailing for over 15 days.

Among the deceased two people died in Madaripur district while one each in Bandarban, Chattogram, Chuadanga, Habiganj, Jhenaidah, Khulna, Lalmonirhat and Rajbari districts.

The DGHS reported the fatalities from the information reached at its control room till Monday.

A very severe heatwave is sweeping Jashore, Chuadanga, Pabna and Rajshahi districts and a severe heat wave is sweeping Dhaka division and parts of Khulna and Rajshahi divisions.

Besides, a mild to moderate heat wave is lashing Barishal, Rangpur and Chattogram divisions and Mymensingh district and it may continue, said a bulletin of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Tuesday.

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

Jashore records year’s highest temperature 

The year’s highest temperature was recorded at 43.8 degrees Celsius in Jashore on Tuesday as mild to very severe heatwave is sweeping the country.

Dr Md Abul Kalam Mallik, a meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said the country’s highest temperature was recorded at 43.8 degrees Celsius in Jashore on Tuesday.

Capital Dhaka experienced 40.5 degrees Celsius temperature on Monday.

UNB Chuadanga correspondent reports: Chuadanga recorded Tuesday’s temperature at 43.7 degrees Celsius, the highest in 36 years in the district.

Jaminur Rahman, in-charge of Chuadanga weather observatory, said it is the highest temperature recorded in Chuadanga since the official opening of the weather observatory in the district on December 12, 1988.

“There is no possibility of rainfall in the next two days and the temperature may rise further or remain unchanged in Chuadanga," he said.

In 2005, Chuadanga experienced 43 degrees Celsius temperature while in 2014, it experienced 43.2 degrees Celsius temperature.

On Monday, Chuandanga experienced the hottest day in the country with a record of 43 degrees Celsius temperature.

In 1972, Bangladesh recorded its highest temperature at 45.1 degrees Celsius in Rajshahi.

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