Heatwave toll touches 1,512; rain in few places in AP

Last Updated 28 May 2015, 20:18 IST

The sweltering heatwave continued to claim lives with the death toll across the country climbing to 1,512  on Thursday.

The toll in Andhra Pradesh (AP) stood at 1,020, while it was 440 in Telangana. The Met department warned of continuance of the heatwave condition for the next two days.
Heatwave conditions also prevailed in several other states like Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

In AP, 43 more people lost their lives in Srikakulam (4), Vizianagaram (2), Vizag (6), East Godavari (1), Krishna (3), Prakasam (8), Nellore (4), Kadapa (2), Anantapuram (3) and Kurnool (1).
In Telangana, 30 more people died in Karimnagar (8), Warangal (6), Medak (6), Nalgonda (5), Khammam (3), Mahbubnagar and Nizamabad 1 each due to sever heatwave.

Few places in Khammam district such as Palvancha, and Wanaparthy in Mahbubnagar districts received mild rain.

Isolated showers were reported from few places in Rayalaseema, Atmakur in Nellore and Eluru in West Godavari. Ongole and Nandigama sizzled at 47 degrees Celsius. The temple town of Tirupati recorded 44 degrees Celsius.

Uttar Pradesh continued to be in the grip of severe heatwave with the mercury hovering around 42-43 degree celsius at several places. Lucknow experienced 43 degrees Celsius on Thursday forcing people to remain indoors. Rising humidity level added to their woes.

Temperatures at Varanasi, Allahabad, Jhansi, Sultanpur, Meerut and other districts also remained well above normal, sources said. Two people died from heat stroke in UP in the past 24-hours taking the toll this season to 19 so far.

(Published 28 May 2015, 20:18 IST)

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