In India for two weeks of the heat wave victims were more than 220 people

В Индии за две недели жертвами аномальной жары стали более 220 человек

In India, two weeks more than 220 people were victims of the heat. About it reported in a press-service of the Ministry of health of the country, transfers “TASS”.

It is noted that acute water shortages experienced by more than 330 million people.

“The most acute situation in the southern States – Adichie, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh over the past two weeks has killed at least 220 people”, – stated in the message.

In Adichie recorded the highest peak temperature in the country – the last five days, the thermometer rose steadily and reached a record high of 47.5 degrees Celsius.

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“Sizzling heat is on most of the territory of India, is short of drinking water affected the population in 256 districts”, – noted in the Ministry of health.

In the meteorological Department of India predict that this summer may be the hottest in the last 100 years.

The situation was exacerbated by critically low levels of rainfall during the monsoon rains in the past two years. Fearing a repetition of last year’s tragedy, when the victims of the heat wave were more than 2 thousand people, the authorities announced in the hottest regions the state of emergency.

Recall that in early April of abnormally hot weather, established in the South-East of India, resulted in the deaths of 111 people.

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