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TV anchor faints while reading heatwave updates

A severe heatwave is sweeping across parts of India, with temperatures soaring as high as 46 degrees Celsius in some areas. Recently, during a live broadcast, Lopamudra Sinha, a TV anchor with Doordarshan in Kolkata, fainted due to the intense heat and a sudden drop in her blood pressure.

Sinha recounted the incident, explaining that she felt unwell and thirsty before the broadcast began, a sensation she had never experienced in her 21-year career. Despite requesting water during the broadcast, she only managed to drink some towards the end, just before collapsing while reading a heatwave story.

Fortunately, the incident occurred during a televised animation, allowing for prompt assistance from colleagues who splashed water on her face. Sinha apologized to her channel and expressed gratitude to the producers for handling the situation.

She emphasized the importance of staying hydrated to prevent heat-related illnesses, urging viewers to take care of themselves during the ongoing heatwave affecting several regions in India, including Odisha, Jharkhand, and Gangetic West Bengal.

This heatwave marks the second spell of extreme heat this month, following a previous one that affected parts of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat.

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