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Soaring mercury creates crisis situation in Kerala

Soaring mercury creates crisis situation in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala is reeling under an intense heat wave with mercury scaling up in most places across the state making the drinking water and electricity crunch all the more grim.

As many as thirteen cases of sunstroke have been reported from different parts of the state in the last four days.

Intensifying the situation, six more persons suffered sunstroke in Kollam district on Wednesday. Ayvan (43), Jaymy (46), Samson (41) and Rajeena (34) were given medical treatment followed by the incident. Earlier, four sunstroke cases were reported in the State on Tuesday at places like Nilambur, Aluva, Kottarakkara and Punalur. Three persons had suffered sunstroke, two of them at Punalur in Kollam and one Palakkad on Monday.

Palakkad district recorded an unusually high temperature of 39 degree Celsius on Tuesday followed by Punalur 38 degree Celsius, according to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in Thiruvananthapuram.

The state's normal maximum temperature in April is 34.1 degree Celsius and it is likely to increase this year, said K Santhosh, Director, IMD centre in Thiruvananthapuram.

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