A fierce heat has been sweeping northern India with temperatures soaring to more than 120 degrees fahrenheit (49 Centigrade).
A fierce heat has been sweeping northern India with temperatures soaring to more than 120 degrees fahrenheit (49 Centigrade). Press reports have put deaths from the heat at more than 400.
People have been diving from the heat in several States including Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and the western desert state of Rajasthan. many deaths in remote villages are not reported. The deaths in Bihar State alone are estimated at 300.
In Patna the Bihar assembly decided to hold its meetings in the evenings because the days were so hot.
In Delhi the temperatures have exceeded III degrees Fahrenheit (44 Centigrade) in the hottest spell for eight years.
Several areas have been short of water and three quarters of well sin the Gaya district have dried up.
Reports from the Patna said that more than 80 people had died there from heat, while in Uttar Pradesh the death toll was more than 40 with scores of people being treated for sunstroke.