• An Indian passenger takes a bath at a railway station during a severe heat wave where temperatures have reached 48 degrees Celsius, in Jammu, May 25, 2015. 
  • An Indian auto rickshaw driver rests during a severe heat wave, Hyderabad, India, May 25, 2015.
  • A laborer takes a nap in a basket at a wholesale vegetable market during a heat wave in Kolkata, May 25, 2015. 
  • A severe heat wave sweeping much of India has left hundreds dead. In this photo, Indian vendors rest under the shade of a tree, in Hyderabad, May 25, 2015. 
  • An Indian boy jumps into the Ranbir water canal to cool on a hot summer day in Jammu, India, May 25, 2015.
  • As a heat wave tightens its grip over most parts of the country, a man wipes sweat off his face in New Delhi, May 24, 2015. 
  • A man pours water on his face during a severe heat wave, in Hyderabad, May 24, 2015.

India Heat Wave Leaves Hundreds Dead

Published May 26, 2015

A heat wave in India has left more than 500 people dead, and forecasters expect the punishing conditions to persist in the coming days.

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