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Casualties were observed from an apparent heat stroke while attending a government award function in Navi Mumbai.

  • This incident highlights the potential risks from heatwaves, which are expected to increase in intensity and frequency due to climate change.
  • Several factors, such as long-distance travel, underlying health conditions, and lack of access to drinking water and medical attention in large gatherings, can increase vulnerability to heat strokes.
  • Heatwaves are prolonged periods of excessively hot weather that can cause adverse impacts on human health, the environment, and the economy.
  • India, being a tropical country, is particularly vulnerable to heatwaves, which have become more frequent and intense in recent years.