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Temperatures Top 125 Degrees in South Asia; Brazilian Flood Survivors Face Threat of Disease

HeadlineMay 28, 2024

At least 23 people were killed, while millions of others were left without electricity, after Cyclone Remal ripped through Bangladesh and eastern India Sunday, damaging homes, uprooting trees and destroying power lines.

This comes amid a protracted heat wave across Pakistan and western India. In Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh, temperatures have risen to over 125 degrees Fahrenheit. In India, voters face scorching temperatures as the country’s six-week election is nearing a close at the end of this week.

Pappu: “It feels like we will die if we step out of our house in this scorching heat, but we have to vote for our nation. So that is why I have come here to vote.”

In Brazil, officials are warning of the dangerous spread of waterborne disease following catastrophic floods in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. At least 169 people have been killed in the floods, while many others are still missing and hundreds of thousands have been displaced.

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