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India: Sunstroke kills 40 people in eastern state of Orissa


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(By Bonny Apunyu)

Sunstroke has killed at least 40 people over the past few days in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, said officials on Monday. Xinhua reported that  India’s capital Delhi registered an average of 42 degrees Celsius on Monday, and hot weather was also reported in many other parts of the country despite the arrival of the Monsoon rains in south India last weekend.

Meanwhile, at least 2,360 have died of heat wave across India since late May, mostly in south eastern India, Xinhua reported  officials as saying.

Indian Meteorological Department reportedly predicted rains or thundershowers in a few places in the next 24 hours, but Xinhua says the heat is not expected to see any relief in coming days.