As per the latest figures, the toll due to heat wave in Andhra Pradesh stood 1020, while it was 340 in Telangana.

Two people apparently died due to intense heat wave in the national capital as the day temperature soared past 45 degree celsius in the last couple of days.

The heat wave is likely continue for another two days in Telangana and three days in Coastal Andhra Pradesh, said Y K Reddy, Director of Meteorological Centre, Hyderabad. He said the death toll could rise due to exposure to heat for long durations.

The plains of Uttar Pradesh continued to reel under scorching heat with mercury in Agra on Wednesday crossing the 46 degrees mark, making it the hottest place in the state.

The heat wave conditions continued to sweep Haryana and Punjab as well, with maximum temperatures on Wednesday again hovering between 41-45 degrees celsius at most places.
43 deaths due to heat wave are reported from Odisha while seven have died in Gujarat.

In Andhra Pradesh, Prakasam district recorded the highest number of deaths at 202. Guntur district saw death of 130 people followed by Visakhapatnam (112), Vizianagaram (78) and Nellore 74.
In Telangana, Nalgonda recorded the maximum number of deaths at 99, followed by Khammam 72, Karimnagar 45 and Mahabubnagar 37, a senior official of State Disaster Management Department said.

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