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Heat wave continues to sweep across India, toll over 1,400

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Hyderabad/New Delhi/Mumbai/Jaipur, May 28: The searing heat wave continued ubated on Thursday in many parts of India, claiming another 65 lives in Andhra and Telanga alone while rains brought relief in some states, officials said. Andhra Pradesh and Telanga continued to reel under a heat wave, accounting for 35 and 30 deaths respectively, taking the toll to over 1,400 in the two Telugu states this summer, officials said. Four deaths due to sunstroke were reported from West Bengal and one from Bihar, in addition to the two from New Delhi on Wednesday. According to unofficial sources, two dozen people have died in Bihar. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that the heat wave conditions will continue at few places in Odisha, Vidarbha, Jharkhand and Telanga and at isolated places over Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and coastal Andhra Pradesh over next two days. It has also forecast rain/thunder showers at most places in the northeast and at a few places in Jammu and Kashmir, coastal and south interior Kartaka, Tamil du and Puducherry. No respite from the blistering heat was in sight in Andhra and Telanga as both states sizzled with the highest temperature of 47 degrees Celsius. Khammam and Nizamabad in Telanga recorded 47 degree Celsius, as did ndigama and Ongole in Andhra Pradesh. According to the Hyderabad Meteorological Centre, though rains brought the temperature down in some parts of coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema, severe heat wave conditions continued in Andhra Pradesh. (IANS)

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