Apr 28, 2016

Heat wave toll 4,204 since 2013, 87 deaths this year

Telangana
Odisha
Andhra Pradesh
India
by
TNN
An Indian man takes bath under the tap of a water tanker on a hot day in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, May 21, 2015. Photo: AP
An Indian man takes bath under the tap of a water tanker on a hot day in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, May 21, 2015. Photo: AP

As the first three months (January-March) of 2016 recorded significantly above-normal temperatures in India, the resultant heat waves claimed as many as 87 lives during the period, with Telangana recording the maximum - 56 casualties. This number is part of the 4,204 deaths nationwide since 2013