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Some relief from heat in Andhra Pradesh

Drop in mercury across Andhra Pradesh during last two days coupled with showers at some places, provided the much-needed relief to the people even as no casualties were reported from anywhere in the state today, with the death toll remaining at 1317.

india Updated: Jun 09, 2003 11:58 IST
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Drop in mercury across Andhra Pradesh during last two days coupled with showers at some places, provided the much-needed relief to the people even as no casualties were reported from anywhere in the state on Sunday, with the death toll remaining at 1317.

The slide in temperatures ranging from 4 degrees celsius to 8 degrees during last 36-hours and also some isolated rains last night in pilgrim town of Tirupati provided relief to the people who were under sweltering heat for last three weeks.

According to weather office, heatwave conditions still persist in some areas of the state.

West and East Godavari districts were the worst-affected due to heatwave with 261 and 199 deaths respectively followed by Nalgonda 192 and Guntur 184.

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, meanwhile, instructed the district administration to provide relief and ex-gratia amount to sunstroke victims' families. He also issued directions for providing drinking water in rural areas.

The state capital, which has been facing acute water shortage due to failure of monsoon for two consequtive years, faced drying up of two main reservoirs - Osmansagar and Himayatsagar.

Vijayawada, which recorded highest temperature of 48 DC yesterday, could get little relief with mercury touching 45.4 degree celsius while Hyderabad had 40 DC on Sunday.