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Heat waves claim 35 lives in Telangana, state government issues alert

PTI 13 Apr 2016, 15:36:45 IST

Hyderabad: Heat waves have claimed 35 lives in Telangana so far, prompting the state government to issue alerts in all districts to take precautionary measures to minimise the impact of the prevailing weather conditions.

The maximum temperature is likely to hover above 40 degrees Celsius in the next 24 hours in many parts of the state, an official said today.

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”We have issued heat wave alerts to all district collectors and officials concerned. People are advised not to venture out during afternoon when the temperature is at peak,” Principal Secretary (Revenue) B R Meena told PTI.

”We have also asked the rural water department to be ready with sufficient water storage facilities. The toll so far reported is 35,” he said.