India reels under heat wave, 335 people dead


New Delhi: The scorching sun and the ensuing heat waves are taking heavy toll across the country with 335 dead as on Saturday. Sweltering heat can be felt at hill stations like Mussorie which registered 36 degrees Celsius. West Bengal has so far witnessed 11 death caused by the heat wave.

In the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the heat was even more brutal, killing 135 people on Saturday. Heat-related deaths have now gone up to 335 in the last three days. While 75 died in Andhra, the toll was 60 in Telangana as temperatures were five to seven degrees above normal.