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    Indian Heat by Staff Writers Lucknow, India (AFP) May 09, 2006 The death toll from a blistering heatwave across India climbed to 53 Monday and weather
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      Indian Heat
      by Staff Writers
      Lucknow, India (AFP) May 09, 2006
      The death toll from a blistering heatwave across India climbed to 53 Monday and weather forecasters predicted worse to come with temperatures already above 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). Six more people had died "of heat stroke in the last 24 hours
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      Neighbouring Haryana state registered temperatures above 47 C (117 Fahrenheit).

      India overheats in May ahead of the onset of the southwest monsoon rains that normally sweep the subcontinent from June to September.

      Scores of cities and towns in India are facing water shortages and prolonged power cuts, triggering a spate of criticism of those running the overwhelmed state-run utilities.

      An Indian woman eats an ice-cream in New Delhi, 08 May 2006. Temperatures across northern India continued to rise with the Indian capital reported 44 degrees Celscius (116 Farenheit), its hottest temperature of the summer on 06 May. Temperatures hovered above normal in states such as Bihar, Haryana and Punjab, the weather office reported, warning the sweltering conditions could continue until the onset of the annual monsoon rains due at the end of June. Scores of cities and towns are also facing massive water shortages and prolonged power cuts, triggering attacks on those running the overwhelmed state-run utilities. Prakash Singh and AFP.

      http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Indian_Heat_Wave_Kills_53.html
      Source: Agence France-Presse

      Pakistan Heatwave
      by Staff Writers
      Multan, Pakistan (AFP) May 09, 2006
      At least 31 people have died as a searing heatwave brought temperatures of nearly 47 degrees Celsius (116 Fahrenheit) to central Pakistan, officials said Monday. The hot spell comes amid a warning from the country's top meteorologist that Pakistan faces a possible drought with no significant rain expected in the next two months.
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      Temperatures hit 46.8 degrees in the Bahawalnagar and Dera Ghazi Khan districts of Punjab and more hot and dry weather is forecast for the next two or three days, the Meteorological Department said.
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      Last year a heatwave killed some 200 people in Pakistan, although that did not start until a month and a half later into the year. Temperatures generally fall July or August with the advent of the monsoon.
      http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Pakistan_Heatwave_Claims_31_Lives.html
      Source: Agence France-Presse
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