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Two dead in Gorakhpur as heat wave intensifies

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 15:15

Gorakhpur (UP): Two train passengers were found dead as the entire district continued to reel under sweltering heat with the maximum temperature touching 42.7 degrees Celsius.

According to the Government Railway Police (GRP), Sunita Devi (42) of Bihar, who was travelling by Bihar Saptakranti Express, was found dead in Deoria last afternoon.

When the train reached Gorakhpur, the GRP handed over the body to her relatives after fulfilling the formalities.

In another incident, an unidentified 65-year-old man was found dead near the second class gate of the railway station, GRP sources said.

Both of them presumably died due to heat, police said.

The electricity supply has been badly with the district facing 8 to 12 hours of power cuts. The drinking water supply has also been affected.


First Published: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 15:15
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