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Stuck In India’s Heatwave? Experts Want You To Do 4 Things NOW

BY JST NEWS

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If you’re traveling in India, especially in the New Delhi region, you’re already aware of the heatwave killing over 500 people, and the number is expected to rise.

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According to news agency AFP, Special Commissioner of Andha Pradesh’s disaster management department P Tulsi Rani said: 

The majority of the victims are people who have been exposed to the sun directly, usually aged 50 and above and from the working classes.

While authorities expect the situation to improve by the first week of June with monsoon rains, locals and travelers who aren’t used to extreme high temperatures are advised to:

  • Use an umbrella
  • Wear a cap or a hat
  • Carry huge quantity of liquids with you at all times
  • Wear cotton clothing

Public areas, streets and markets have been empty over the weekend particularly in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana where people avoided unbearable heat by staying indoors. Last week, at least 325 people died in the state of Andhra Pradesh and 204 people died in Telangana as temperature ascended to more than 118 degrees Fahrenheit over the weekend.

We also advise you to stay in your hotels or inside malls where there’s air conditioning. This might not be your ideal vacation but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Source: BBC. Additional reporting by Jetset Times. 

What do you think of the heat wave in India? Let us know in the comments.

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