33 poll workers die of heatstroke in India

Last Updated on June 3, 2024 9:23 am

33 election officials died in Uttar Pradesh on the last day of India’s Lok Sabha elections due to heatstroke in intense heat.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer Navdeep Rinwa informed about this on Sunday. Aljazeera reported this information.

Rinwa told reporters that 33 polling workers, including security guards and sanitation workers, died due to heat in the last round of elections in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday (June 1). It is reported that the families of the deceased will be given a financial compensation of Rs 15 lakh.

Referring to another incident in Ballia where a voter lost consciousness while standing in a queue, he said the voter was taken to a health center where he was declared dead on arrival.

Several deaths have been reported in different parts of the country due to severe heat wave. However, there is a discussion about the death of so many polling workers in one state on the same day.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the temperature in Jhansi city reached 46.9 degrees Celsius on Saturday. And in Ballia, the temperature soared to 61 degrees Celsius.

58 people died due to heat in India on Saturday. Heat-related deaths were also reported in Bihar, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh. At least 10 people have died related to Bihar elections. Nine people died due to heat in Odisha.

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