Source Pravda.Ru

Heatwave kills 54 in India

Temperatures of up to 47є C have caused tens of deaths in India.

At least 54 people have died as a consequence of the heat-wave in the centre and south of the country. Indian News Agency PTI informs that in the centre of the country, in Madhya Pradesh, four children have died from heat-stroke and in the southern province of Andhra Pradesh, the death toll has reached 50.

The Indian Meteorological Office blames the desert winds from neighbouring Pakistan for the elevated temperatures in a normally hot season.