Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, which bore the brunt of the scorching sun, together accounted for 1979 deaths. The two states saw death of 205 people since yesterday -- 156 in Andhra Pradesh and 49 in Telangana.
     
In Odisha, the Special Relief Commissioner's Office received reports of 108 deaths allegedly due to sun stroke. Gujarat has reported 7 deaths and Delhi two deaths due to heat. Heat wave conditions also continued in many other states, including Delhi, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
     
Palamau in Jharkhand was the hottest place, recording 47 degrees Celsius. Bhawanipatna in Odisha saw the temperature of 45.5 degrees Celsius, while Kota in Rajasthan saw the heat of 44.6 degrees Celsius followed by 43.9 in capital Jaipur.
     
Delhi recorded 42 degrees Celsius, while Punjab and Haryana also saw temperature in the range of 40-44 degrees Celsius at most of the places.

Also, heat wave conditions continued to affect normal life in the desert state of Rajasthan, with the mercury hovering between 40-45 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state.

Bihar continued to reel under a sweltering heat wave with the mercury in Gaya district touching 44 degrees Celsius. However, Met officials in Bihar said possibility of rain or thundershower is likely here in the next 24 hours.

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