28 May '15, 4pm

It is so incredibly hot that the streets are melting in India.

India is a country known for its sweltering heat, but this spring has brought unprecedented (and early) high temperatures to the region, with a deadly outcome. Early Thursday morning reports estimate that over 1,400 people have perished as a direct result of the blistering heatwave, which has been plaguing the nation for the past several weeks. Most of the dead are believed to be homeless, elderly, and laborers who were unable to escape the soaring temps. At the highest point recorded so far, the temperature has risen to 116F (47C), causing wells to dry up, parched land to crack, and asphalt streets to melt into anguished swirls.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/indias-scorching-month-long-heatwave...

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