India: Scorching Heat killed 750 in five Weeks
New Dehli (ZM): In last few weeks temperatures in India shoot up hit between 45-50 degrees Celsiu
s (113-120 Fahrenheit) that resulted into more than 750 people demise in southern India since the middle of April. Andhra Pradesh and Telengana have been hit the hardest.
According to state Deputy Chief Minister Nimmakayala Chinna Rajappa, more than 550 people have died from the unrelenting heat in Andhra Pradesh since May 13,2015 . Pakistani government sent the message of condolence for the poor people and extended its all-out help to deal with calamity.
Blistering hot, dry winds have also swept across most parts of north and central India, wilting plants and forcing people to avoid the outdoors. In the cities, large crowds of office workers gather around stalls selling cold fruit drinks.
Weather officials say the sweltering temperatures are likely to continue in southern India for at least another week. Monsoon rains, expected to arrive in the southern state of Kerala in the first week of June, should bring some respite. The monsoon season runs through September as the rains gradually cover the entire country.