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.