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India : Heat Wave : 2003/05/23
GLIDE: ET-2003-000250-IND  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2003/05/23
Name Heat Wave
Outline A heat wave in southern Indian has killed at least 198 people in the past eight days.

Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Yahoo asia News 2003/06/01
Dead: nearly 800 people
Hundreds of people were being treated for dehydration and sunstroke.

Related Links
  • OCHA Situation Report No.1 2003/06/05
    The heat waves had claimed the lives of 1,210 people in Andhra Pradesh alone. Twenty-three districts are affected, the most severely being Nalgonda (192 deaths), West Godavari (175 deaths), East Godavari (152 deaths), Praskasam (98 deaths), Guntur (138 deaths), Krishna (66 deaths), Chittor (42 deaths), and Nellore (31 deaths).
  • CNN News 2003/06/05
    India's Heat Wave Kills More Than 1,200
  • CNN News 2003/06/03
    Scorching heat has killed more than 1,100 people across India in the past three weeks.
  • Yahoo asia News 2003/06/01
    Raising the death toll from a two-week heat wave to nearly 800 in a southern Indian state.
  • BBC news 2003/05/29
    The number of people who have died in a heat wave sweeping the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has risen above 550, officials say.
  • CNN News 2003/05/27
    Searing temperatures have killed 430 people in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh over the last two weeks.
  • BBC news 2003/05/23
    Temperatures have soared as high as 47.2C in the southern state.
  • Yahoo asia News 2003/05/23
    Heat Wave Kills Nearly 200 in India
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