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Heatwave kills 111 in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, no relief likely

April 8, 2016 10:02 AM |

Heatwave kills 111 in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, no relief likelyTelangana and Andhra Pradesh mainly Rayalaseema have been reeling under heatwave conditions. So much so that 111 people have died due to the intense heatwave in the region.

While temperatures have come down marginally during the past two days, maximums are all set to increase after a span of 48 hours.

In Telangana, heatwave claimed 66 lives, while Andhra Pradesh reported 45 deaths.

Most of these deaths were reported during the past week when temperatures had witnessed a significant rise in these areas.

As per the reports by the disaster management of Telangana, 28 deaths occurred in Mahbubnagar, and 11 succumbed in Medak district. Several deaths were also reported in Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal, Adilabad, Nalgonda.

Meanwhile, 16 people died in YSR Kadapa district in Andhra Pradesh, 11 in Prakasam, and many deaths were also reported in Anantapur, Vijayanagaram, Chittoor, Kurnool, Srikakulam, Krishna and West Godavari district.

Public places have made oral re hydration salts and intravenous fluids available. Also, people have been advised to stay indoors between 12 pm and 3 pm.

Construction workers have also been instructed to stop work in the given time frame. The two states had reported 2000 deaths in the previous year due to intense heatwave conditions.

During the next few days, the temperatures will witness a further increase. No relief is in the offing for these two states due to the absence of a significant weather system.

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