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India struggles to cope as heatwave kills hundreds


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India struggles to cope as heatwave kills hundreds

Temperatures as high as 47 degrees Celsius have been recorded in parts of India as a two week heatwave shows no signs of abating.

More than 500 people have died in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh where hospitals are overflowing with people suffering from sun stroke and dehydration.

Regional governments have warned people not to venture out between 11am and 4pm. India is often struck by intense heat from mid-April to July before monsoon rains hit providing relief.

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