Meteorological Department has predicted heat wave in several parts of Jharkhand including Palamau, Garhwa, Chatra, Latehar and Hazaribagh where temperature showered around 45 C. 

However, MET predicts mild to moderate rains in Ranchi, Khunti, Sindega and Gumla on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. 

In neighbouring Bihar, severe heat waves and high humidity have claimed 22 lives in the last 24 hours. 

With the MET Department issued an alert for heat waves for the next 72 hours in Bihar. The people have been urged to exercise caution. 

Five patients died due to the heat wave in Sadar Hospital of Arwal district, 4 persons each in Chapra and Patna district, three each in Mohania of Kaimur district and Gaya, two in Arrah, and one in Aurangabad district, reports said.

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