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India heat wave grips parts of nation, more than 500 people killed

Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has killed more than 500 people, most of the deaths have been of construction workers, the elderly, or the homeless.

Mahesh Kumar A./AP

Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has killed more than 500 people and looks set to continue this week, officials said on Monday.