Reports say Indian Heat Has Killed 430
It’s a frightening toll, and it’s expected to get worse. More than 140 people have reportedly died since Saturday in two southern states in a five-week heat wave that has claimed some 430 lives across the nation. In the northeastern state of Uttar Pradesh, temperatures hit 118 degrees Fahrenheit. Most victims were homeless, but in Kolkata, uncooled taxis were banned during the hottest hours after two drivers died of heat stroke. Hotter-than-average conditions are forecast for four more days, so authorities urge staying hydrated and indoors while scientists predict more frequent hot streaks as the climate warms.