Ballia Heat Wave Deaths: 68 Died Many Hospitalized Read Full Details Here

At least 68 people have died in the district of Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, due to soaring temperatures in northern and eastern India.

The country's meteorological department had issued a warning about potential heat-related casualties.

Temperatures in northern and eastern India reached 46 degrees Celsius (114.8 degrees Fahrenheit) this week.

Climate change has increased the likelihood of record-breaking heatwaves in India.

The cause of the deaths is still under investigation, with authorities unable to agree on a specific reason.

Heatstroke is believed to be a contributing factor, particularly among patients above 60 years old with pre-existing ailments.

Dr. Diwakar Singh, a local health official, was transferred to another district after making statements on the deaths caused by the heatwave.

The Chief Medical Officer of Ballia mentioned that the deaths were a result of various other ailments, including old age.

A team of health directors is investigating the deaths, collecting samples for further analysis.

The Indian government is taking steps to address the heatwave and the increase in deaths, including discussions with affected states.