Video: Heatwave Claims More Lives, Temperatures Expected to Rise
A devastating heatwave continues across India, claiming 1000 lives so far, with temperatures expected to rise more.
A devastating heatwave has struck many states of India, and taken over 1000 lives so far. The temperature in New Delhi soared to 45 degree Celsius yesterday.
Officials have advised people to be cautious and take proper measures, with temperatures rising over 47 degree Celsius.
A temperature of 47 deg Celsius was recorded on 24 May, and has been as the highest temperature since last 10 years.
— Y K Reddy, Director of Telangana’s Meteorological Department
Seven deaths were reported from Ahmedabad, and the rest from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The numbers are expected to rise, according to the officials of Telangana’s Meteorological Department
Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasham and Nellore districts of coastal Andhra Pradesh have also been affected.
According to Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, Angul in Odisha recorded 47 degree, while Chandrapur and Wardha in Maharashtra witnessed 46.6 and 46.5 degrees, respectively.
(With Inputs from the AP and PTI)
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