KARIMNAGAR/Adilabad: The severe heatwave continued to claim lives in various districts of Telangana on Saturday. Reportedly, around 20 persons lost their lives due to sunstroke on Saturday in Karimnagar district alone. However, unconfirmed reportes put the figure at 22. In Adilabad, a fiftyseven-year-old person died of sunstroke.
In Karimnagar district, Ramagundam registered 47 degrees Celsius.
A total of 15 persons died of sunstroke from April 10 to May 22, according to the district authorities. Karimnagar district has been registering high diurnal temperatures for the last 10 days. Consequently, public are confining themselves to their houses. A majority of those falling prey to sunstroke are the elderly people. The rising mercury levels are making it hard for the daily wage labourers to work.
Some of the deceased were Mekala Sammaiah, 48, a native of Marripelli village and 50-year old Bheemaiah from Revulagudem village in Kataram mandal, Busarapu Venkataiah, 78, a resident of Dulikatta village and Koppera Mallava, 63, a homemaker from Lalapalli of Eligaid mandal.
The health department authorities advised people not to venture out of their houses in the afternoon. The public are suggested to wear cotton clothes and to drink sufficient water to beat the heat.
The officials also suggested that daily wage labourers must consume oral rehydration salts (ORS) which are being distributed by the mandal parishad development officers, in view of the severe heatwave.
Meanwhile, in Adilabad, Akash Sheel, 57, of Nazrulnagar, died of sunstroke while he was returning home after attending duty in Kagaznagar on Saturday. According to sources, Akash was working in a bakery and he fainted while on the way to his home. Later, he regained senses but began vomiting as he reached Easgaon village on his bike and died on the spot. He was a resident of Nazrulnagar No.1 in Kagaznagar mandal....