Assam: School Students Faint Due to Scorching Heat
All the students have been mentioned to be out of any serious problem according to the doctors.
BISWANATH: The state of Assam is suffering from a massive heat wave and a lack of ample rainfall in the region. The children and senior citizens of the state are worst affected by the ongoing heat wave.
Multiple female students of the Fakaruddin Ali Ahmed High School located in Chuwa Guri fainted due to extreme heat. The incident took place during the morning prayers on Saturday. One of the affected students was initially shifted to the Biswanath Ghat Primary Health Centre and later moved to the Biswanath Chariali Civil Hospital for better medical care.
All the students have been mentioned to be out of any serious problem according to the doctors. But the incident triggered fear among the parents of the school.
Another similar incident was reported from Tezpur on Friday. A total of 11 students had fainted in a school located in Tezpur of Assam because of the heat. The incident took place in the Sonitpur Jatiya Vidyalaya of Tezpur.
The problem started with several students of class VII and class VIII of the school complaining about discomfort and fainting. They were inside their designated classrooms when this incident took place. All the victims were rushed to the Gate Hospital located in Tezpur and first aid was administered to them. The conditions of the victims of the scorching heat were reported to be stable.
Although there is a possibility of slight rain in Assam and the neighbouring states in the next three days, the temperature is likely to remain above the normal temperature by 3-5 degrees Celsius. In the next 2-3 days, the temperature in Guwahati is likely to go up to 39 degrees Celsius. Today, the maximum temperature in Assam was 37.8 degrees Celsius, in Shillong it was 28.6 degrees Celsius and in Itanagar, it was 33.8 degrees Celsius.
The Regional Meteorological Centre has warned that thunderstorm and lightning, along with gusty winds with wind speed upto 30-40 km/hr, are very likely to occur at isolated places in Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur and Mizoram.