Kerala is reeling under severe heatwave condition as temperature continues to soar in the state. The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has extended the sunstroke till 31st March in 9 districts. Around 40 people suffered sunburn while two suffered sunstroke on Wednesday. A special meeting was chaired by the chief secretary to take stock of the situation in Thiruvananthapuram.
The meeting was attended by district collectors through video conferencing and officials from departments concerned. Taking the situation into account, they decided to constitute three task force committees, led by senior officials from various departments.
The meeting evaluated that, one person died due to heat related incident and as many as 280 people suffered sunburn and sun strokes. Information has already been provided by government authorities to avoid being out in the sun between 11am and 3pm.