40 more dead due to heatwave in Telangana

Hyderabad: Temperature in Telangana claimed 40 more lives in the State. The report submitted by the The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) to the government states the high temperature all over the State. The Government decided to compensate under the Apathbandhu scheme to the victim’s families with 1 lakh Rupees, as reported in Deccan chronicle.

The temperatures in the state have reached upto 45 degrees Celsius, the records collected by the District collector are to be submitted to the State Government for the compensation.

Three-member committee is formed including a local mandal revenue officer, sub-inspector of police, and a medical officer in mandal by the District Collectors to enquire about the death of victims due to heatwave. The highest death toll recorded is in Karimnagar District alone, while Khamam and Nagarkurnool recorded 4 death’s each and Bhadari recorded 3 deaths.

Ranga Reddy District, Mabubnagar, Manche-rial and Kamareddy recorded 2 deaths each district while single death each district is recorded in Sangareddy, Medchal, Warangal (Urban & Rural), Mahbuba-bad, Siricilla, Suryapet, Wanaparthy.