HYDERABAD: The death toll owing to prevailing heatwave conditions across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh touched 410 on Sunday.
According to official information available, as many as 186 people have died in Telangana whereas about 224 persons in Andhra Pradesh have succumbed to the heat this Summer. On Sunday, as many as 58 persons in Telangana and 62 persons in Andhra Pradesh have lost their lives. Maximum deaths in Telangana, 55, were reported from Nalgonda, followed by Khammam (43) and Mahbubnagar (23). Two persons died in Hyderabad.
The States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh continued to reel under extreme hot and dry conditions on Sunday, even though the maximum temperatures fell at some places over the region.
A maximum of 44.8 degree Celsius was recorded at Ramagundam in Telangana. In Andhra Pradesh, the highest maximum temperature of 47.2 degree Celsius was reported from Tuni near Visakhapatnam.
Officials at the Hyderabad Meteorological Centre has predicted the dry and heat wave conditions to prevail for a couple of days more. They have attributed the prevailing conditions to the dry winds blowing from north-westerly regions.
“Anything above 45 degrees can be called a heatwave condition. Though temperatures
have fallen at a few places, the scenario has not changed much. Most places in south coastal Andhra has crossed 45 degrees.
The conditions will continue for another two days,” YK Reddy, director in-charge, Hyderabad Meteorological Centre told Express.
Owing to prevailing confusions regarding the maximum temperatures, the Hyderabad