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Monsoon still weeks away, heat wave melts roads

Most of the 1,512 heat-related deaths so far have occurred in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, where temperatures have soared to 47 degrees Celsius, according to government figures.

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The sweltering heat wave continues to claim lives, with the death toll climbing to 1,512 across the country, most of them in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The Met department warned of continuance of the heat wave conditions for the next two days. (Source: Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)

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Even roads were not spared in this melting heat. Roads in New Delhi melting as the temperature in the national capital is on a rise. On Wednesday, the day temperature had settled at 41.8 degrees celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded at 24.8 degrees celsius. (Source: Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)

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A boy carries a watermelon that was kept in the waters of a canal to keep the melons cool on a hot summer day in Jammu. (Source: Reuters)

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Children sit in plastic containers filled with water to cool themselves off near a borewell at a farmland on a hot summer day in Ahmedabad.(Source: Reuters)

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Girls cover their faces to protect themselves from scorching heat on a hot day in Chennai . (Source: PTI)

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With the temparature escalating the sale of coolers have increased around the country. (Source: Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)