Apr 6, 2016

Heat Wave Kills 66 in Telangana in a Week

Mahbubnagar, Telangana1
Hyderabad, Telangana
India
by
The Hindustan Times
The met department has forecast a harsh and warmer summer this year which means Telangana will have to endure the scorching heat for the next two months. Photo: Sonu Mehta, HT File Photo
The met department has forecast a harsh and warmer summer this year which means Telangana will have to endure the scorching heat for the next two months. Photo: Sonu Mehta, HT File Photo

As many as 66 people have died of sunstroke in Telangana, a majority of them in the last week, as the state swelters under a heat wave, officials said. According to the state’s disaster management department, Mahabubnagar district faced the worst with 28 deaths. Eleven people died in Medak district which recorded its highest temperature of 42 degrees Celcius