Heatwave claims nearly 40 lives in Telangana

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 21, 2017, 12:59 am IST
Updated Apr 21, 2017, 3:10 am IST
The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) has submitted a report to the state government to this effect.
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Hyderabad: The heatwave conditions prevailing across Telangana state have claimed nearly 40 lives. The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) has submitted a report to the state government to this effect.

The government will give Rs 1 lakh compensation to families of victims under the Apathbandhu scheme. District collectors have submitted reports to the government on the heatwave deaths after inquiry by three-member committees in mandals.

SDMA official sources said the death toll was based on reports submitted by the collectors. Ten people died in Karimnagar district, the highest in a single district. There were four deaths each in Nagarkurnool and Khammam and three in Bhadradri district.

Two deaths each occurred in Kamareddy, Mahbubnagar, Manche-rial and Ranga Reddy districts.

Asifabad, Mahbuba-bad, Medchal, Siricilla, Sangareddy, Suryapet, Wanaparthy, Warangal urban and Warangal rural reported one death each.

The maximum temperature in these areas has touched nearly 45 degrees celsius. The three-member committees comprise local mandal revenue officer, sub-inspector of police, and a medical officer, who will inquire into the heatwave deaths in each mandal and submit the report to the government.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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