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37 killed in Indian heatwave

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Bernama News, New Delhi :
Intense heatwave has gripped India with mercury soaring to 45 degrees in some parts of the country, China s Xinhua news agency reported according to meteorological department officials.
In the southern state of Telangana, at least 37 people have died due to the heatwave since the beginning of this month, India's official broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) said.
"Yesterday, severe heatwave conditions were prevailing at many places over Punjab, Haryana,
 Chandigarh and Delhi," a statement issued by the Indian Meteorological Department said on Thursday.
"Heatwave conditions at a few places over Vidarbha and at isolated places over Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh were recorded."
On Wednesday, the highest maximum temperature of 46.2 degrees Celsius was recorded at Chandrapur (Vidarbha) in the Maharashtra. Delhi, the capital city, recorded 44 degrees Celsius.

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