Heat toll in Telangana mounts to 300

Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) The death toll due to heat wave in Telangana rose to 300 this season, officials said on Monday.

According to disaster management department, 15 more deaths were reported from various parts of the state during last two days, taking the toll to 300.

Nalgonda district bore the brunt with maximum heat wave deaths (90) followed by Mahabubnagar (44).

Meanwhile, the met office said there was marked fall in maximum temperatures at one or two places in the state.

According to Hyderabad Meteorological Centre, the maximum temperatures at one or two places were appreciably below average.

Ramagundam was the hottest place in the state with mercury soaring to 44 degrees Celsius.

The met office has forecast light to moderate rain or thundershowers at isolated places over next four days (till May 20).

It also issued a warning that thunderstorm accompanied with squall is very likely to occur at isolated places.



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