Heat wave in India continues with death toll up to at least 1,100

In less than a week, a severe heat wave has killed as least 1,100 people in India. The area most impacted is the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, where at least 852 people have died. In the state of Telangana, 266 deaths have been reported, and at least 24 people have died from the heat in West Bengal and Orissa. The states of Rajasthan and Haryana are also experiencing high temperatures.

Advice For Travellers

Temperatures are expected to be extremely high for at least the next two days, with a respite, followed by another hot spell in the forecast. Authorities are advising people to stay indoors and drink plenty of water, and when going outside, wear a hat. To minimize health risks, avoid street vendor food, since some reports indicate food is spoiling rapidly.

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