Heat Wave In India: Death Toll Crosses 1400 Mark; No Respite From Severe Heat

by Abbas Adil

 

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New Delhi: With no relief from severe heat wave across many parts of India, the death toll has mounted to 1412 with only Telangana and Andhra Pradesh having 1360 deaths due to scorching heat.

The government had issued an alert to doctors to be ready to provide medical assistance to the heat wave-affected people, he said.

At least 1020 people have died due to heat wave in Andhra Pradesh while 340 people died in Telangana.

While 168 deaths were reported in Andhra Pradesh since yesterday, 74 deaths were reported since yesterday.

In Andhra Pradesh, Prakasam district recorded the highest number of deaths at 202. Guntur district saw death of 130 people followed by Visakhapatnam (112), Vizianagaram (78) and Nellore 74.

The toll in other districts was East Godavari-90, West Godavari 10, Krishna 49, Chittore 29, Kadapa 22, Kurnool 17, Anantapur 14, Srikaukulam 25.

In Telangana, Nalgonda recorded the maximum number of deaths at 99, followed by Khammam 72, Karimnagar 45 and Mahabubnagar 37.

Medak recorded 29 deaths, Adilabad 22, Nizamabad and Warangal 11 each followed by Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy at 7 each.

43 deaths due to heat wave are reported from Odisha while seven have died in Gujarat.

 

 

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