Thousands of birds fall from the sky as heat wave hits India

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

Thousands of birds fall from the sky as parts of India are covered Heat wave with temperatures above 46 degrees Celsius.

Animal rescuers in Gujarat say thousands of birds fell from the sky during the scorching heatwave as Indian schools started classes early to escape the midday heat.

Doctors at a veterinary hospital in the city of Ahmedabad are seen feeding dozens of birds, giving them multivitamin tablets, Wednesday (5/11). Some birds have water injected into their mouths due to dehydration.

“This year is one of the worst in recent times. We have seen a 10% increase in the number of birds that need to be rescued,” said Manoj Bhaskar, the rescue representative.

India has experienced a series of record-breaking heat waves this year. Indian experts establish a link between the phenomenon of heat waves and the impact of climate change, quoted by Telegraph.

According to India’s meteorological department, March was the hottest on record since records began. While North West and Central India are also experiencing a heat wave since early April.

Some parts of India are enveloped in scorching temperatures, such as New Delhi which reached 40 degrees Celsius last Thursday, then rose until Sunday.

The government has asked schools to start activities earlier in the morning to avoid the impact of this heat wave.

“The time can be from 7 a.m. The number of school hours per day can be reduced. Sports and other outdoor activities that expose students to direct sunlight can be adjusted from appropriately in the morning,” India’s Ministry of Education said.

Not only birds, but vets are also administering IVs to dehydrated cats due to heat wave at Jivdaya Charitable Trust rehabilitation center in Ahmedabad, India.

Gujarat health officials have appealed to hospitals to set up special wards for heatstroke and other heat-related illnesses due to rising temperatures, cited AlJazeera.


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