Heat Wave Death Toll Rises To 300 In Telangana

17/05/2016 9:01 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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GREATER NOIDA, INDIA - MAY 14: School girls cover their faces to protect themselves from the scorching sun as they walk home after school on a hot and humid day, on May 14, 2016 in Greater Noida, India. The national capital is sizzling today as heat wave-like conditions prevailed across the city with mercury hovering above 38 degree Celsius, making life tough for the Delhiites. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

TELANGANA -- The death toll due to heat wave and related issues during the current summer season in Telangana rose to 300.

The state disaster management authorities informed that the three member committees set up at district level confirmed that all these deaths occurred due to sun stroke and heat wave related problems.

The highest of 90 deaths reported from the worst drought affected Nalgonda district followed by Mahabubnagar with 44.

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Meanwhile, the Hyderabad Met office informed that there was marked fall in the maximum temperatures at one or two places in the state.

It also warned that thunderstorm accompanied with squall is very likely to occur at a few places in Telangana during next three days.

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However, the highest day time temperatures of 44 degrees Celsius were recorded at Ramagundam and Adilabad during the past 24 hours.

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