Extremely hot temperatures close schools in Bangladesh for 7 days

The Bangladesh government has shut schools for seven days until April 27 as scorching heat waves sweep across the South Asian country, Anadolu Agency reported.

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department on Friday issued a 72-hour heat alert after temperature crossed 41°C (105F). It predicted that the scorching heat waves are likely to continue for more days with the temperature rising further.

Meanwhile, frequent power outages across the country have added to the problems of the public, the news agency added.

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