BANGKOK: The current heat wave in Thailand with temperatures soaring to over 40 Celcius in several provinces, has claimed three victims, according to local media.
The local media, quoting authorities, identified the first heat stroke victim as Boonserm Hasitpanitchkum, 56, who was found dead inside a pickup truck at Muang district, Samut Sakhon on Sunday.
The second and third victims were identified as Suthin Sukman, 80, who was found dead naked in his house at Ang Thong, while Chaiyasit Chomprasert, 58, succumbed to heat stroke in a temple in Bangkok.
As the heat spell is expected to continue throughout the country, doctors have issued warnings, urging people to take immediate preventive measures to avoid heat stroke.
According to the Meteorological Department, temperatures at Mae Hong Song, Lampang, Sukhotai, Tak and Phetchburi topped 43 celcius, Kanchanaburi 42 celcius while Bangkok was at 38 celcius on Sunday.