South Asia | Intense heat wave claims over 800 lives across India; Delhi roads melt

Intense heat wave claims over 800 lives across India; Delhi roads melt

May 26, 2015 1:47 PM (UTC+8)

 

An unrelenting heat wave has killed more than 800 people across the country over a fortnight with southern neighbors Andhra Pradesh and Telangana bearing the brunt, as torrid temperatures melted roads in the national capital on Tuesday and forced people indoors.

Authorities said most of the victims were construction workers, the elderly or the homeless, as the weather office predicted the mercury will continue to soar this week with substantial relief expected only when the southwest monsoon hits the Indian mainland around May 31. Read more

Roads melting in Delhi; HT photo
Roads melting in Delhi; HT photo
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