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Bangladesh. Heat. Thermometers above 40 degrees, schools closed

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A heatwave hit Bangladesh. The temperature rose to 43 degrees Celsius in places. The authorities issued warnings against heat and schools were temporarily closed.

Bangladesh has been struggling with a heat wave for about two weeks. The temperature rose to 43 degrees Celsius in places. On Monday, the weather service issued nationwide warnings about very high temperatures.

“Due to increasing inflow of moisture, discomfort may increase in the next 72 hours,” the Bangladesh Meteorological Department said on Monday.

Schools were closed due to the heat

Due to the heat, the authorities temporarily closed schools. In addition, they urged people not to spend a lot of time outdoors because they could suffer from heatstroke.

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Manual workers and rickshaw drivers said the heat had become unbearable. “I can barely open my eyes,” Dhaka rickshaw driver Harunur Rashid told Reuters news agency. – It's better to sit in the shade of a tree. In this situation I can't work much, he added.

The government has instructed all hospitals to be prepared for the mass of people who are dehydrated or have heat stroke.

The heat wave is also taking its toll on the animals at the zoo.

Heatwave in BangladeshMONIRUL ALAM/PAP/EPA

Main photo source: MONIRUL ALAM/PAP/EPA

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