Three Assam pilgrims die of heat stroke in special train while returning from North India pilgrimage

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Three Assam pilgrims die of heat stroke in special train while returning from North India pilgrimage

May 17 (NL Web Desk): In a tragic incident, three persons hailing from Assam have reportedly died of heat-stroke-like symptoms and due to lack of adequate water and proper food while returning from pilgrimage sites in North India. The three pilgrims who died due to heat stroke like symptoms have been identified as Runumi Hazarika of Dibrugarh, Upen Deka of Baihata and Binay Kumar of Pandu, Guwahati.
Their bodies are being brought to Guwahati.
Pilgrims from Assam had boarded the special Astha Train in Guwahati on May 10 and visited several pilgrimage sites in North India. The three pilgrims were medically fit at the time they began the pilgrimage.
However, it was during their return journey that several pilgrims, including the three deceased, suffered from the heat-stroke-like conditions that was further compounded by the absence of adequate drinking water in the train.
“The climatic conditions here are quite different from Assam. It’s very hot here. And with railway authorities not providing enough drinking water, many of the pilgrims have taken ill. Three passengers have also died from health complications arising out of the heat wave,” a fellow passenger said.

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