Heat Wave Intensifies; Over 700 Killed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
Updated: May 25, 2015 23:11 IST
In the last few weeks, the heat wave in Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring Telangana has pushed on relentlessly. Over 750 people have died - 551 in Andhra and the rest in Telangana. Delhi on was its hottest this summer with the temperature a blistering 45.5 degrees. But people are forced to go on with their daily routines, trying their best to protect themselves from the sun.
Commuters protect themselves from scorching heat on a hot day in Bhopal on Monday. (PTI)
Policemen cover their faces to protect themselves from scorching heat in Mirzapur on Saturday.
Kolkata Taxi Unions have requested permission for drivers to stay off road from 11 am to 4 pm. The heatwave has intensified in the last week with temperatures nudging 50 degrees Celsius. (AFP)
Tourists hold umbrellas to protect themselves from heat as they visit the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur on Monday. (PTI)
Women try to cover their faces as wind blows during a hot day in Allahabad. (AFP)
A child cools off under a fountain at a water park in Hyderabad on May 21, 2015. Temperatures across India have soared above 40 degrees Celsius. (AFP)
A man walks across a dried-up pond on the outskirts of eastern Bhubaneswar on May 22, 2015. Many cities face water shortages in the summer as temperatures soar above 40 degrees Celsius. (AFP)
A boy cools off in a pond near India Gate amid soaring temperatures in New Delhi on May 24, 2015. (AFP)
People cover their faces to protect themselves from the scorching heat in Gurgaon on Sunday. (PTI)