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Heatwave In India Claims 184 Lives

WEB DESK: A heatwave in the eastern Indian state of Bihar has killed 184 people this season, 78 since Saturday, according to figures released by the country’s disaster management authorities.

The country’s second-longest heatwave on record prompted authorities in the state’s Gaya district to impose curfew-like restrictions during the extreme heat of the day.

The district magistrate also banned all construction work and outdoor activities between 11am and 4pm.

Daytime temperatures across many parts of India have hovered above 40 Celsius for the past 32 days, just short of the record 33 days experienced in 1988.