The recent heatwave sweeping through India has claimed over 1000 lives. Temperatures are reaching 50°C in some areas.
In the worst-hit state of Andhra Pradesh, where temperatures have climbed to 47°C, 852 people have died.
A member of the public says they are receiving little aid from the government but are doing their best as individuals. He said, “I have personally witnessed the death of a three-year-old very close to where I stay and that was because of severe heat. It’s very sad.
Hospitals are on alert and are ready to treat heatstroke patients. Indian authorities have advised people to stay indoors and out of the direct heat.
Temperatures are likely to drop in some areas over the next few days. The weather is likely to cool further when the summer monsoon begins at the end of the month.