Heatwave Claims 4 Lives in Karimnagar

Published: 20th May 2015 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th May 2015 05:59 AM   |  A+A-

KARIMNAGAR:  With temperatures touching 43 to 45 degrees Celsius in the past couple of days, the streets in Karimnagar wore a deserted look on Tuesday with people confining themselves to their houses.

According to Ramagundam weather forecast authorities, Ramagundam experienced a record temperature of 45.4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

Unofficial reports claimed about 74 persons had died due of sun stroke in the last one month in the district, but health officials said there have been only four such cases. With the mercury scaling new heights, normal life was disrupted in various parts of the  district. Sales of coconut water and fruit juices skyrocketed.

Fortunately, for the people there haven’t been any power cuts so far —thanks to the State government’s determination to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

District Medical and Health Officer, Md Aleem told Express that ORS packets were being distributed to daily wage labours through Asha  and Anganwadi workers and teachers to save them from excess dehydration.


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