Dozens of people in India have died in the last few weeks due to a persisting heat wave.

Iran Press/Asia: Several Indian cities are reeling under a heat wave, with temperatures above 49 degrees Celcius (120.2F) and many states reporting deaths due to the heat wave.

According to the eastern Odisha state’s emergency center, as of Monday evening, 30 people were confirmed to have died due to the heat wave.

Last week in the northern Uttar Pradesh state, 33 officials on duty for the last phase of the general elections died due to high temperatures.

New Delhi recorded last week an all-time high temperature of 52.9C (127.2F), but weather officials later said the reading was an error. The capital also saw its first heat-related death last week.

In the eastern state of Bihar, officials in Aurangabad city told Anadolu that six people have died recently due to the heat wave.

In the western Rajasthan state, Rakesh Kumar Meena, a disaster management official, told Anadolu on Tuesday that nearly 12 people died due to heat wave conditions.

May is considered the hottest month in the country.


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