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137 heat-related deaths in Telangana this summer

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Hyderabad: Fifteen fresh heat-related deaths have been reported in Telangana since yesterday, taking the toll to 137 since the beginning of the summer season, the state disaster management department said today.

“The toll has gone to 137 during this season. Maximum 34 deaths were reported (so far) from Medak district,” an official from the department told PTI.

Besides Medak, 30 deaths in Mahbubnagar, 26 in Nalgonda, 10 in Rangareddy, 7 in Khammam, 13 in Karimnagar, 9 in Adilabad and 8 deaths in Nizamabad were reported so far, the official added.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is scheduled to hold a review with district collectors tomorrow on the drought conditions.

There is marginal reduction of maximum temperatures in most parts of the state and it is likely to continue tomorrow also, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

“There is no heat wave warning today. There is one degree Celsius drop in the temperature. It may continue tomorrow also. However, temperatures may go up if the wind pattern changes,” IMD-Hyderabad Director Y K Reddy said.

Ramagundam and Nizamabad may record maximum temperatures of 43 degrees Celsius, he said.

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