Heatwave toll crosses 500 mark in Telangana

  • PTI, Hyderabad
  • Updated: May 30, 2015 21:22 IST

Fifty-two more people have died due to heatwave conditions in Telangana in last 24 hours,taking the toll to 541 in the state, a senior official said here today.

"As per information available till 5 PM today, the tollhas risen to 541 (from yesterday's 489)," said a senior
official of the state disaster management department.

Since April 15, Nalgonda district has recorded maximum number of 139 deaths, followed by Karimnagar (120), Khammam
(95) and Mahabubnagar (42).Heatwave has claimed 36 lives in Ranga Reddy district followed by 35 in Medak district, 26 in Adilabad, 20 in Warangal, 18 in Nizamabad, and 10 in Hyderabad.

According to Indian Meteorological Department, heatwaveconditions prevailed on Friday over many parts in the
districts of Adilabad, Ranga Reddy, Warangal, Mahabubnagar,Medak, Nalgonda , Nizamabad and Karimnagar.

The highest maximum temperature of 47 degree Celsius was recorded at Ramagundam yesterday.According to MeT department, isolated rains occurred over Telangana yesterday.

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