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Heatwave sweeps Jharkhand

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 23:01

Jamshedpur: Heatwave continued to sweep
across the region, with the mercury soaring to 42.5 degree
celsius in the city and its adjoining areas.

The daytime temperature was 4 degrees above normal while
the minimum temperature was 24.2, a degree above normal, the
Met department said.

The steel city and the adjoining areas have been reeling
under a heatwave for the past one week as the maximum
temperature hovered between 40 and 44 degrees.

In view of the prevailing heat conditions, East Singhbhum
district administration had directed all school authorities to
wind up classes by 11 am, officials said.

Earlier, a woman teacher of Padampur Middle School in
Gamaiah in Saraikela-Kharswan district fainted while attending
a seminar due to the heat yesterday.

The streets of the city and adjoining areas wore a
deserted look with people preferring to stay indoors during

The erratic power supply and water crisis in municipal
areas including Mango, Jugsalai, Bagbera, Birsanagar, Baridih
on the outskirts of Steel City and Saraikela, Adityapur and
other parts of the adjoining district added to the woes of the

East Singhbhum district administration has set up a
control room in the district headquarters here to address the
water crisis.


First Published: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 23:01

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