Heat wave continues in Kerala, 2 die of suspected sun stroke   

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016,10:22 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Heat wave conditions continued in Kerala with two more deaths reported due to suspected sun burns, even as Palakkad recorded the highest temperature of 41.5 degrees celsius in the state.

The two deaths were reported from Kottayam and Kannur districts, police said. 65-year-old coconut climber Joy Joseph died soon after reaching home from work this afternoon at Thadikadavu in Kannur district, while 42-year-old Sabu, who had gone for fishing, also collapsed and died.

Both had sun burns, police said. Temperature in Malampuzha in Palakkad district crossed 40 degrees celsius for the fourth consecutive day today while Kannur and kozhikode districts recorded 38.5 degrees Celsius Punalur recorded 36.6 degrees C.

While Thiruvanthapuram city recorded 35 degrees C, the airport recorded 34.3 degrees C, IMD, Regional office sources here said. The lowest temperature in the state was recorded at Kochi Airport at 34.2 degrees C.

Some parts of the state received scattered rains with Punalur recording 3 cm, Ernakulam south and Mavelikkara 2 cms each. Heat wave conditions were likely to prevail in isolated places, the IMD sources said.