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Heat wave toll goes up to 1512


New Delhi: The sweltering heat wave continued to claim lives, with the death toll today climbing to 1512 across the country, most of them in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

The death toll in Andhra Pradesh stood 1020 while it was 440 in Telangana.

The Met department warned of continuance of the heat wave conditions for the next two days.

Heat wave conditions also prevailed in several other states like Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Telangana saw the death of 100 people since yesterday.

“As per information available till 7 pm today, the toll has risen to 440,” said a senior official of the Telangana disaster management department in Hyderabad. Yesterday, the figure stood at 340.

Since April 15, Nalgonda district has witnessed 126 deaths, followed by Karimnagar (95), Khammam (82) and Mahabubnagar (37).

The heat has also claimed 35 lives in Medak district, 22 in Adilabad, 17 in Nizamabad, 12 in Warangal and seven each in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts.

According to Indian Meteorological Department, `severe heatwave to heatwave’ conditions prevailed today over many parts of Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam, Mahabubnagar and Nalgonda districts, and would continue for the next two days.

In Andhra Pradesh, Prakasam district has recorded the highest number of deaths at 202. Guntur district saw death of 130 people followed by Visakhapatnam (112), Vizianagaram (78) and Nellore 74.

The toll in other districts was East Godavari-90, West Godavari 10, Krishna 49, Chittore 29, Kadapa 22, Kurnool 17, Anantapur 14, Srikaukulam 25.

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