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Hot as hell: welcome to Delhi, where a record heat wave refuses to end

A diary from New Delhi on a recent day when the city of 19-million struggled to cope with killer temperatures

16 May 2022 - 19:36 By Archana Chaudhary and Akshat Rathi

Large parts of northern and central India are bracing for more days of brutal heat, with temperatures forecast to hit 50°C this week. Hotter than the searing 43°C heat on Thursday that scorched New Delhi, the capital city, while a teacher, Shyam Mahato, struggled to keep pupils safe and hydrated from his school’s single tap...

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