Heat wave claims over 100 lives in India


More than 100 people have died of sunstroke in Telangana and Andhra, a majority of them in the last week, as the state swelters under a heat wave, Indian media says.

While 66 people died in Telangana, the harsh summer claimed 45 lives in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.

According to the state’s disaster management department, Mahabubnagar district faced the worst with 28 deaths. Eleven people died in Medak district which recorded its highest temperature of 42° Celsius.