Heat Wave Kills 66 in Telangana


Hyderabad : Atleast 66 individuals have killed of sunstroke in Telangana, a greater part of them in the last week, as the state swelters under a heat wave, authorities said.

As indicated by the state’s disaster management office, Mahabubnagar region faced the worst with 28 passings. Eleven individuals died on in Medak area which recorded its most highest temperature of 42 degrees Celcius.

While the capital region of Hyderabad and its neighbouring Ranga Reddy district didn’t report any deaths, seven died in Nizamabad, five each died in Khammam and Karimnagar and four each in Adilabad and Warangal.

Two deaths were reported in Nalgonda, which was the hottest place in the state on Wednesday at 43 degree Celsius.

The maximum temperature in Hyderabad and most of the other places was 41 degrees Celcius.

Heat wave conditions also prevailed in the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh. However, no deaths were reported. The highest maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius was recorded at Anantapur and Nandyal.

According to the met department, the temperature was above normal at many places over Rayalaseema and appreciably above normal at one or two places over coastal Andhra Pradesh.