Death Toll Due To Heat Wave In India Jumps To 1875

by Abbas Adil

 

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New Delhi: With no respite from the scorching sun the countrywide death toll due to severe heat wave has reached to 1875.

The Meteorological officials have warned that heat wave would continue for at least another two days across a huge swath of the South Asian country from Tamil Nadu in the south to the Himalayan foothill state of Himachal Pradesh.

Authorities have set up water distribution points and warned people not to venture out in the severe heat.

Hospitals were urged to give emergency treatment to people suffering from heatstroke as authorities on Friday cancelled doctors’ leave.

Delhi recorded 42 degrees celsius while Kota in Rajasthan saw the temperature of 44.6 degrees celsius followed by 43.9 in capital Jaipur.

Bhawanipatna in Odisha yesterday recorded the highest temperature of 46.5 degrees celsius.

Punjab and Haryana also saw temperature in the range of 40-44 degrees Celsius at most of the places.

Telangana, one of the two worst hit states after Andhra Pradesh, saw the toll rising to 489.

Nalgonda district has witnessed the maximum of 126 deaths, followed by Karimnagar (95), Khammam (92), Mahabubnagar (37), besides 35 each in Medak and Ranga Reddy districts.

The heat wave has also claimed 22 lives in Adilabad, 20 in Warangal, 17 in Nizamabad and 10 in Hyderabad.

 

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