Heat Wave takes over 65 lives in Telangana

Heat Wave takes over 65 lives in Telangana
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As many as 66 people have died of sunstroke in Telangana so far since the onset of summer season this year, with temperature breaching the 40-degree mark at several places, the state government said.

Hyderabad: As many as 66 people have died of sunstroke in Telangana so far since the onset of summer season this year, with temperature breaching the 40-degree mark at several places, the state government said.

Mahabubnagar, the state's largest district, accounted for the highest number of 28 deaths, followed by Medak (11), Nizamabad (7), Khammam and Karimnagar (five each), Adilabad and Warangal (four each) and Nalgonda (two), an official release said.

Telangana has been witnessing high temperatures for several days now and the highest maximum temperature of 43 degrees Celsius was recorded at Nalgonda during the last 24 hours till this morning, a release from the Meteorological office said. Hyderabad and other towns in the state have also witnessed temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius, it added.

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