Heatwave conditions sweep over Bihar,claims eight lives

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Patna, May 29 (UNI) With the mercury rising to 40 degrees Celsius today, entire Bihar was reeling under a severe heat wave conditions that claimed as many as eight lives in Vaishali district alone.

Met office sources here said the maximum temperature had been recorded at 40 degrees Celsius in the state capital, while the minimum stood at 25 degrees Celsius.

The overall temperature, which shot up in the city and its adjoining areas, forced people to remain indoors during the afternoon.

Meanwhile, a report from Vaishlai district quoting official sources informed that eight people died of the heat stroke, while 50 others were taken ill in different parts of the district, which was reeling under severe heatwave condition for the past few days.

The Met officials informed that the maximum relative humidity remained as low at 29 per cent this afternoon.

The local weatherman predicted mainly clear sky with the possibility of development of thunderclouds towards the evening.

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