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India: Heat Wave: 2002/05/15 Country Information on DRR

Period 2002/05/15
Country or District India
Event Type Heat Wave
Outline A heatwave has killed at least 178 people in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and the toll is expected to rise.The temperature in the worst-hit district along the Bay of Bengal coast has hit a high of 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit) in recent days compared with an average temperature of 40 to 45 Celsius.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
yahoo!singapore news 2002/05/23
Dead: 1200 people
CNN News 2002/05/17
Dead: 622 people
(101 people in Krishna district)
(109 people in the West Godavari district)

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Yahoo asia News 2002/05/15
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Reuters news 2002/05/15
India Heatwave Kills 178, Toll Expected to Rise