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.

Heat Wave Intensifies; Over 700 Killed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
Commuters protect themselves from scorching heat on a hot day in Bhopal on Monday. (PTI)
Heat Wave Intensifies; Over 700 Killed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
Policemen cover their faces to protect themselves from scorching heat in Mirzapur on Saturday.
Heat Wave Intensifies; Over 700 Killed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
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)
Heat Wave Intensifies; Over 700 Killed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
Tourists hold umbrellas to protect themselves from heat as they visit the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur on Monday. (PTI)
Heat Wave Intensifies; Over 700 Killed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
Women try to cover their faces as wind blows during a hot day in Allahabad. (AFP)
Heat Wave Intensifies; Over 700 Killed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
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)
Heat Wave Intensifies; Over 700 Killed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
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)
Heat Wave Intensifies; Over 700 Killed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
A boy cools off in a pond near India Gate amid soaring temperatures in New Delhi on May 24, 2015. (AFP)
Heat Wave Intensifies; Over 700 Killed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
People cover their faces to protect themselves from the scorching heat in Gurgaon on Sunday. (PTI)

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