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  1. A young man bathes using a KMC water pipe at the E.M. Bypass as the mercury rises in Kolkata, India.

    India Seeks Relief as Heatwave Kills 700

    The mercury has surged as high as 118 degrees Fahrenheit, killing hundreds across the subcontinent. Most of the victims have been homeless, dying from direct sun exposure, and two taxi drivers have succumbed in Kolkata, leading to restrictions on uncooled cabs. Authorities are struggling to get drinking water to the masses, warning folks to stay inside during peak hours and promising to compensate victims’ families. But with temperatures likely to remain high until the start of monsoon season next week, they also fear the death toll will rise.

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