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The death toll in a weeks-long heatwave in India has now risen to at least 1,826.
Meteorological officials called the hot weather "severe" and warned it would continue for at least another two days across a huge swathe of the South Asian country.
Most of those killed by heat-related conditions, including dehydration and heatstroke, have been in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana,where temperatures have soared to 47C (117F).
Cooling monsoon rains are expected next week in the south before gradually advancing north.
A heat wave in India has now killed at least 1,371 people in six days as temperatures soar above 47C.
The country has experienced such heatwaves before but officials said in some places double the number of people had died this time round.
Most of those killed are elderly or labourers suffering from sunstroke or dehydration.
The heatwave is forecast to subside later this week before monsoon brings welcome relief to parched areas in the east and south.
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A heatwave in India has now killed more than 750 people.
Most of the deaths have coming in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana where temperatures have hit between 45C and 48C.
An estimated 550 people have died in Andhra Pradesh since May 13, one official said.
People have been advised to stay indoors as much as possible.
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