India Heatwave Death Toll Nears 800

The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India has reached nearly 800 with temperatures nearing 50C (122F) in some areas.
Most deaths have taken place in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, where more than 750 people have died since last week.
Reports say 24 people have died from the heat in West Bengal and Orissa.
Hospitals are on alert to treat heatstroke patients and authorities have advised people to stay indoors.



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