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Heat wave continues to grip Gujarat, three more dead

PTI 07 Jun 2014, 23:48:30 IST
Ahmedabad: As extreme heat-wave continued to grip many parts of Gujarat, three persons died here today of heat-stroke, taking the death toll to seven in last four days.

“Three persons, who suffered heat-stroke, died today in two different Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation run hospitals,” in-charge health officer of the medical facility Bhavik Joshi said.

Rameshwar Ramji (40), a resident of Narol area, was admitted in an unconscious state last night and died this afternoon in L G hospital at Maninagar, Joshi said.

Another person Habib Sheikh (60), a resident of Sarkhej area and Suresh Mistry (59) of Kalupur, died due to heat-stroke after a brief treatment in Vadilal Sarabhai hospital today.

Six more persons suffering from heat-related illness were being treated in the two civic hospitals, he said.