People dying due to Severe Heatwave.
The officials at the Disaster Management Control Room says that, " 22 people died in Aurangabad, 20 in Gaya and 2 in Nawada districts due to the severe heatwave. A heatwave is declared when the maximum temperature is 4.5 degrees Celsius above normal for 2 consecutive days. Saturday's maximum temperatures recorded in Patna, Gaya and Bhagalpur were 9.2 degrees, 7.6 degrees and 5.5 degrees Celsius above normal respectively. The MeT department has forecast that the heatwave will continue in these three cities on Sunday too."
CM Nitish Kumar has expressed grief over the deaths due to the 'loo' winds and the heatstroke in the three districts and has announced a payment of Rs four lakh as ex-gratia to the next of kin of those killed. Stating that the government stood firmly with the affected families, CM ordered payment of Rs 4 lakh as ex-gratia from the state disaster relief fund to the next of kin of those killed due to the heatwave in the 3 districts. He also directed the officials concerned to take necessary steps and measures in dealing with the blistering heat and loo. To provide all medical help to those affected by the heatstroke.