Heat wave kills more than 1000 in India
My heartfelt commiserations with those who have lost their lives. It is extremely tragic that it is usually the poor and the homeless who suffer most from the hands of natural calamities and extreme weather conditions. Floods, drought, earthquakes and heat waves seem to target the poorest of the poorest most.
In addition to dehydration and heat stroke, high temperature and frequent power cuts also lead to spoilage of food stuff and many people fall sick due to food poisoning.
I think the government should announce very early hours for schools and offices so that people do not go out when the temperature is at its peak.
Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/sonnenkugel-heat-fiery-sunset-95237/ by Hans