Most of the heat-wave victims were laborers and farmers in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, though temperatures elsewhere in India have also hit 45 degrees Celsius
Heat wave conditions prevailed in several parts of the country on Friday with the temperature soaring several notches above the season's average, and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had little comfort to offer, saying the searing heat conditions will continue for the next few days.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that at least eight states across the country will face heat-wave conditions over the next two days.
From a weakening El Nino to the Indian Ocean Dipole, here are the reasons behind the IMD's forecast for an 'above normal' monsoon.
This summer, heat wave conditions have claimed 66 lives in Telangana and 45 lives in Andhra. India needs to withstand the summber before the monsoon.
Over 550 people have died due to a relentless heatwave in Pakistan in the last two days, media reported on Tuesday.
An intense heat wave sweeping across Pakistan's southern Sindh province has killed around 400 people, including women and children.
Ninety more deaths were reported from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha due to the heat wave, raising the nationwide toll to 2,338 even as some places like Delhi got respite today from the sweltering weather because of the overcast sky and scattered rainfall.
The death toll in the sizzling heat wave sweeping many parts of the country on Saturday rose to 2,207, with 202 more deaths being reported since Friday from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha. The overall toll in various parts of the country on Friday stood at 2,005.
There is no respite in sight from the unprecedented heat wave sweeping the state, the Met Office said on Friday.
In New Delhi where temperatures have risen upto a blistering 45 degree Celsius have also caused the asphalt roads to melt, distorting road markings.
Mega heat wave kills over 1,400 with majority in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana: The bad news is it will get worse
While other states continue to also witness soaring temperatures, the death toll due to the heat wave hasn't been as high.
Amidst the unprecedented heatwave which has swept many parts of the country claiming more than 750 lives, the Health Ministry is likely to come out with an advisory for the first time for all the states on preventive measures to tackle the situation.
Here are a few things to keep in mind in order to beat the heat wave, according to the National Disaster Management Authority website.
A natural disaster nobody gives a damn about: Heat wave kills over 1,000 in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
The heatwave that is killing people in droves across India, particularly in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, has reached disastrous proportions; but neither the central government nor the state governments have relief plans in place.
The death toll due to severe heat wave sweeping Andhra Pradesh has risen to 852 with the scorching weather claiming 202 lives in Prakasam district alone, officials said on Tuesday.
The heat wave sweeping through Telangana and Andhra Pradesh claimed 90 more lives in the two states, taking the toll to over 800. While 55 people succumbed to sunstroke in Andhra Pradesh, 35 were killed in Telangana.
The searing heat wave in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has killed over 750 people so far, with more deaths being reported as vast swathes of the country reeled under the unrelenting summer heat.
At least 145 people died due to heat wave in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana since Saturday, raising to 368 the death toll in blistering weather conditions.
As many as 223 people in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana succumbed to the blazing heat wave sweeping the country.