A new study says that more than a quarter of the people who died in India between January and October were killed due to fire, while nearly 40 percent died of poisoning.
The AP found that of 1,203 people who fell ill, about 60 percent died from carbon monoxide poisoning and about 10 percent died due either to suffocation or suffocation due to suffocating.
About 3,600 people who suffered from poisoning died.
Of those, 638 were reported as having died from pneumonia and another 818 from heart disease, according to the study by the Indian Centre for Research and Development (ICRD), which is a part of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
The study said the deaths were caused by a combination of factors, including air pollution, lack of proper firefighting equipment, lack or no effective treatment for poisoning, poor communication between firefighting teams, and lack of awareness about the risks of exposure.
The study was based on data from 10 cities, including Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune.
The study also noted that the number of people who developed lung cancer in Bangalore has risen to 1,037 in 2016-17, compared with 713 in 2015-16.
The ICRD has warned that the increase in the city’s lung cancer rate could be the result of increased use of illegal substances.
The death toll in Bangalore is expected to climb further due to a shortage of ambulances, lack and/or lack of training for the firefighting team, lack in firefighting regulations, and poor communication among firefighting personnel.
The report also found that the city has the second-highest number of reported cases of respiratory illness in India after Bengaluru, with almost three times as many cases reported as the country as a whole.
India has an overall death rate of about 30 deaths per 100,000 people, according a study released by the World Health Organization in May.
The rate is expected by 2020 to fall to 12.5 deaths per million people.
The capital city of Bangalore has a population of nearly 8 million.