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    Deadly heatwave hits India

    Hundreds of people have died in the eastern state of Bihar, due to scorching temperatures in the country's second-longest heatwave on record.

  • Deadly heatwave hits India

    Hundreds of people have died in the eastern state of Bihar due to scorching temperatures in the country's second-longest heatwave on record.

  • An Indian labourer quenches his thirst as he battles the countrys worst heatwave enveloping India with mid-summer temperatures rising above 48.6 degrees Celsius. Picture: AFP.

    Severe heat kills dozens in India's Bihar state

    The deaths occurred in three districts of the poor northern state, where temperatures have hovered around 45 degrees Celsius in recent days, senior health official Vijay Kumar told AFP.