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Whole Villages Evacuated Amid Record Heat and Drought in India

HeadlineJun 14, 2019

Indian officials are blaming an intense heat wave and drought for at least 36 deaths. In some regions south of Mumbai, whole villages have been evacuated, with an estimated 90% of residents fleeing their homes in recent weeks due to searing drought and crop failures. On Monday, India’s capital Delhi recorded an all-time high temperature of 48 degrees Celsius—nearly 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

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