Heatwaves : India death toll hits 1,000

The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India has passed 1,000, with temperatures nearing 50Celsius in some areas.

Most deaths have taken place in the
southern states of Telangana and
Andhra Pradesh, where at least 1,118
people have died since last week.

Reports say at least 24 people have
died from the heat in West Bengal and
Orissa. Temperatures are likely to drop in
some parts over the coming days. Hospitals are on alert to treat heatstroke patients and authorities have advised people to stay indoors.

Source: BBC
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