Thursday, April 7, 2016

Heat Wave - India

Situation Update No. 2
On 2016-04-07 at 08:59:04 [UTC] 

Event: Heat Wave
Location: States of Telangana and Odisha MultiStates India

Number of Deads: 70 person(s)
Number of Injured: 0 person(s)
Number of Evacuated: 0 person(s)
Number of Infected: 0 person(s)


At least 70 people have died due to intense heatwave in the southern Indian state of Telangana in the past few days, a senior government official said on Thursday. "So far, nearly 70 people have died due to heat stroke in the state. The highest number of deaths has been reported from Mahabubnagar district where the death toll is 28," he said. Most of those who died were labourers and agricultural workers whose job involved working under the sun, the official added. The Indian weather department has ruled out any respite from the sweltering heat in the coming days and local government officials have asked people not to venture out in the scorching sun. In 2015, more than 500 people died due to sunstroke in Telangana and the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh.

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