Sunstroke claims six lives in Sangareddy district

With the heat wave prevailing in the district, people are scared to come out of houses after 10 am and only coming out if it is absolutely necessary. 

Published: 19th May 2017 05:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2017 05:35 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

SANGAREDDY: With the heat wave prevailing in the district, people are scared to come out of houses after 10 am and only coming out if it is absolutely necessary. 

For the past week, average temperature is 42 degrees Celsius. Roads are empty in the afternoon. Officials are providing work to NREGS workers in the morning and evening hours only but construction labourers get no respite. 

Official sources said that at least six workers have lost their lives due to heat wave in Sangareddy district. On Thursday, a pedestrian collapsed while walking in Kavalampet of Sangareddy mandal and locals called 108 and shifted him to hospital.

The district has 120 nurseries and nearly 1.50 crore saplings are grown there. Nurseries organisers said about 35 lakh saplings have died due to heat.

Srinivas, a nursery owner, said they are watering the plants daily, but due to severe heat the saplings are dying. State has asked nurseries to grow saplings in large numbers for Haritha Haaram, but the owners say heat is a hinderance.

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