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In India, due to extreme heat, the power grid cannot withstand, there are deaths

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun19,2024

In India, due to extreme heat, the power grid cannot withstand, there are deaths

Extreme weather conditions such as intense heat, landslides and floods continue in India, as a result of which at least 11 people have died.
This is reported by Reuters, Ukrinform reports.

India's capital, New Delhi, experienced its hottest night in six years on Tuesday, with hospitals in the city of 20 million recording at least five deaths from heatstroke this week.

As the BBC writes, the temperature in the city and other parts of northern India has been at the level of 44-45 degrees Celsius for several weeks. And due to the incredible heat in Delhi this week, electricity demand has increased to a record 8,647 MW.

The massive use of cooling devices has put pressure on resources, leading to frequent power cuts in the state.

On Monday, there was a power outage at the city's airport, which lasted several minutes and affected the operation of the terminals.

The temperature in the desert state of Rajasthan, neighboring Delhi, jumped to 50 degrees Celsius.

In the northern In the eastern state of Assam, floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains killed at least six people on Tuesday night, officials said. Among the dead are a woman and her three daughters. According to a local official, their bodies were found after a three-hour search operation by rescuers.

In total, more than 160,000 people have been affected in the state in the last three months, and the water level in the Kopili river, one of the largest tributaries of the Brahmaputra, exceeded the dangerous mark.

As reported by Ukrinform, most regions of China suffered from extreme weather conditions over the weekend – while the northern regions and the country's capital, Beijing, suffered from abnormal heat, the southern provinces were covered by heavy rains, which led to floods and inundations.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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