Heatwave sweeps India, claims 130 lives
Heatwave continued to sweep many parts of India on Thursday, taking the toll to at least 130 as temperatures broke records at several places.
As central and peninsular India continued to witness the hottest April in recent years, there is no respite in sight with the weatherman predicting that temperatures would rise by one to two degrees in the next two-three days, particularly in western India, Telangana and Rayalseema. The Met office said pockets of north India too would witness heatwave conditions as days are likely to get hotter by 2-4 degrees in the region, including NCR, over the next two-three days. However, temperatures are expected to come down a notch or two by Sunday, when isolated dust-storms and thundershowers may cool the northern plains.
However, no such respite is in the offing for peninsular India and surrounding regions. While 100 people have died in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh due to heat wave conditions, sunstroke has claimed 30 lives in Odisha.
The temperature touched 44° Celsius in three Telangana districts on Thursday, a day after Hyderabad broke a 43-year record with mercury reaching the 43°C level. The Indian Metorological Department (IMD) said the temperature could reach an all-time high figure of 45°C in April.
People instead of wasting money on cricket n films should help the poor and needy.
Water is more important than money.. Save water..
Everyone needs to be educated how to deal with the heat and given the means to do so. Enough clean water is essential.
Don’t understand what’s there to watch ipl matches. Buying the players and most of the matches are fixed. Business men are using it as a business media and idi0ts are wasting time and money watching it.
Yes Sir, only 3rd world and undeveloped country plays such IPL. Rich corporates buying the players to advertise their products. Even the present govt supports only such corporate houses.
indians dont have anything other than cricket and movies
Direct result of deforestation and man made pollution of nature.
India once upon a time was green country. Country of villages, country of agriculture, country of rivers that made India “golden bird” Sone ki chirya. but now its a history. And people now reaping what we have had sow. Drought, heat waves and flood.
And our great government is passing the land bill with ordinance so fertile land also can be sold to industrialist. Development needed and industry also but have to be balance the environment as well.
All in God hand. Unless we stop destruction of nature these will only increase
plant more trees…
mahendra kumar Nayak
This year the heat wave has become national phenomenon. It may be due less of rainfall