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Heat wave continues unabated in northern India


05-03-2016 11:08 BJT

The northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is currently in the midst of a blistering heatwave, as residents struggle to go about their daily routines. 

The city of Kanpur recorded temperatures of 41 degrees Celsius on Monday. Umbrellas and scarves were used to shield people from the scorching sun. 

The hottest months of the year are generally May and June, however the state has been seeing temperatures in excess of 40 degrees since April. Residents say children and roadside hawkers are affected most by the heatwave. And just going to work has become an ordeal.

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