230 Die Of Heat Stress In Burma
At least 230 people have died of heat stress in Myanmar's second largest city of Mandalay during the weekend, as temperature recorded at 45 degree Celsius, the local daily quoted Mandalay municipal authorities as reporting Wednesday.
The red-hot temperature has brought many patients of all ages to the Mandalay General Hospital and private clinics, reports China's Xinhua news agency citing the daily.
Among the dead, most were liquor drinkers, the report said, adding that following this, the Mandalay local authorities have banned selling of liquor in the city.
The excessively high weather temperature too dried up some drinking water ponds in suburban areas in Yangon.
It is reported that thousands of fishes, bred in ponds in the country's southwestern Ayeyawaddy division, died of heat stress daily, local fish breeders said.
There were even some cases that all 100,000 fishes died in a single day in Twantay township, Yangon division.
Excessively hot weather temperature in Myanmar over the past two months broke the highest in the history.
From late April through to the mid-May, the day temperatures in central Myanmar were reaching a record high in over four decades, peaking at between 43 and 47 degree Celsius in such regions as Minbu, Magway, Mandalay, Monywa, Nyaung Oo, Chauk and Mingyan as well as in Yangon and Bago over the past week, which are 5 to 8 degree Celsius above April average temperature.
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