India's killer heatwave is now so hot itcauses the roads to MELT: Death toll soars above 1,100 and people are told tostay indoors as crisis continues
The death toll from India's killer heatwavehas topped 1,100 as people battle to contend with conditions so hot roads arebeginning to melt.
Road surfaces in New Delhi have startedmelting as temperatures hit a blistering 45 degrees Celsius (113 degreesFahrenheit) - and forecasters have warned it will get even hotter.
Southern India has been hit hardest by thesweltering weather and many of the victims are construction workers, elderly orhomeless people unable to heed official advice to stay indoors.
In the worst-hit state of Andhra Pradesh nearly 900 people have died since May18 - double the total number of heat-related deaths last summer, authoritiessaid.
In neighbouring Telangana, wheretemperatures hit 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit) over the weekend,more than 200 people have died in the last week compared to 31 in the whole of last year.
In New Delhi, forecasters said they expected the high temperatures to continueinto next week - adding to the misery of the thousands of poor living on thecapital's streets with little shelter from the hot sun.