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Tuesday, 26 May 2015 - 8:21
Massive India heatwave 'kills 700'
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At least 700 people are reported to have died in a heatwave sweeping India, with temperatures reaching 48 centigrade’s in some areas.

Most deaths have taken place in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, where more than 140 people have died since Saturday.

Authorities have urged people to stay indoors and drink plenty of fluids.

Heatwave conditions have been prevailing in the two worst-affected southern Indian states since mid-April, but most of the deaths have happened in the past week.

The worst-hit state has been Andhra Pradesh where 246 people have died from the high temperatures in the past week.
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