Killer heat: 34 people die from heat exhaustion in under 2 months

As Thailand continues to sweat, the Public Health Ministry has said that 34 people have died in less than two months from heat exhaustion and the high temperatures will continue for at least another week.

Heat exhaustion killed 34 people between early March and April 22, according to ministry figures released on Saturday.

The Meteorological Department expects the rainy season to start on May 15.

Echoing the same advice from last month when Thailand experienced its longest heatwave in 65 years, Dr Sophon Mekthon, the ministry’s permanent secretary, advised people to stay indoors and…Read more

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