Section 144 has been imposed in Gaya in Bihar after the heatwave left 184 people dead and several hospitalised.
The deaths in the state of Bihar have been majorly reported from Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada districts.
Gaya and Patna recorded temperatures above 45 degree Celsius on Saturday, triggering a raging heatwave which led to the deaths.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed concern over the deaths and announced a compensation of four lakh to the kin of victims. An alert has also been issued by the government in the wake of the rising death toll and also advised people to take care while stepping outside.
Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan termed the incident as unfortunate and advised people to avoid moving out of the house till the temperature drops. “Intense heat affects the brain and leads to various health issues,” he said.
Not just Bihar but many other states across North India have been combating a severe heatwave over the past month. Places like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have witnessed temperatures over 46 degrees on a regular basis.
At one point of time during the last 30 days, over 10 places across India witnessed the hottest temperatures on the planet.