Hundreds people killed in India by massive heatwave

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“The majority of the victims are people who have been exposed to the sun directly, usually aged 50 and above and from the working classes,” P Tulsi Rani, special commissioner of Andhra Pradesh’s disaster management, told to the media. . Dehydration and heat stroke caused the deaths. The meteorological department said the sweltering conditions were likely to continue for a few more days. They said the situation should improve with the approaching monsoon rains, which usually reach the southeastern coast in the first week of June.. Some decisions intended to help in this emergency situation had been made. Between others, non air-conditioned taxis will be taken off the road for five hours during the day in the main city in the state capital, Kolkata.

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