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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 8:47
India heatwave toll passes 1,000
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The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India has passed 1,000, with temperatures nearing 50 Celsius in some areas.

Most deaths have taken place in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, where at least 1,118 people have died since last week.

Reports say at least 24 people have died from the heat in West Bengal and Orissa.

Temperatures are likely to drop in some parts over the coming days.

Hospitals are on alert to treat heatstroke patients and authorities have advised people to stay indoors.
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