The superstar of Indian cinema Shah Rukh Khan was admitted to a hospital in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad after suffering a heatstroke during a cricket match due to high temperatures that the Asian country is experiencing, official sources reported this Thursday. The actor of 58 yearsknown as ‘King Khan’, owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team, suffered the attack after attending his team’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the police in the city of Ahmendabad, in the state, informed the media. of Gujarat (west).

SKK”suffered dehydration due to a high temperature of 45 degrees Celsius in Ahmedabad. This under medical observation (…) Security measures have been reinforced at the hospital,” the Indian news agency IANS reported, citing official sources. The incident concern sparked in the country with several cities under alert for a heat wave, while authorities recommend new measures to avoid health problems, such as avoid long periods of exposure.

Several regions have reported cases of hospitalization due to exposure to heat, especially blue-collar workers forced to spend long days of strenuous work outdoors, although there is no official report. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) yesterday warned of “severe heat wave conditions”, with special incidence in the northern and central regions of the country, for the next five days.

Schools in several states, including Delhi, have been forced to close the doors weeks before the holidays schoolchildren due to a severe heat wave in the northern region of the country, with temperatures reaching 48 degrees. Extreme weather events, such as heat waves, have a direct impact on people’s health, especially babies, older people and those with chronic diseases.