110 heatwave deaths in India, Rajasthan reports most heatstroke deaths after UP and Bihar

Out of 110 heatstroke deaths reported nationwide, 17 took place in Rajasthan, according to data issued by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). After Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the state is in third place for the most heatstroke deaths.

According to data, at least 40,000 people in this nation were diagnosed with probable heatstroke between March and June 18 of this year.

With 36 deaths, Uttar Pradesh was the state most hit, followed by Bihar, Rajasthan and Odisha.

An official source did note that the numbers are projected to be higher than currently reported and that the figures might not be the states’ final submission.

As per Rajasthan health department officer, there have been 17 heatstroke deaths in the state as of Thursday, including 12 males and five women. The state’s death audit committee confirmed that these deaths were caused by heat stroke.

The first heatstroke death in Rajasthan occurred on May 26, when a 27-year-old man identified as Moti Singh died in Ajmer. The most recent death was that of a man named Jamal, 28, on June 18.