Heat Wave in India Causes Rise in Mortality

(p. A11) An unusually intense heat wave has swept across northern India in the last four days, with some hospitals in the state of Uttar Pradesh recording a higher-than-usual number of deaths. Doctors there are convinced there’s a link between the punishing temperatures and the deaths of their patients, but officials are investigating what role the dangerous combination of heat and humidity played in the rise in mortality.

For the full story, see:

Alex Travelli and Hari Kumar. “Northern India Endures a Heat Wave, and a Wave of Deaths, as a Possible Link Is Pondered.” The New York Times (Monday, June 19, 2023): A11.

(Note: the online version of the story has the date June 18, 2023, and has the title “Northern India Endures a Heat Wave, and a Wave of Deaths.”)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *