Rising Temperatures, Hidden Toll: India’s Struggle with Unreported Heat Wave Fatalities

New Delhi, India — As India grapples with increasingly severe heat waves, experts are warning that the country’s official count of heat-related fatalities might be significantly understated. This potential undercounting could be impacting the nation’s strategic actions and readiness for these extreme weather episodes. Despite temperatures that often soar above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), the reported number of deaths directly ascribed to heat remains conspicously low in national statistics, raising concerns among public …

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