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Indian heat wave claims 37 victims

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Reports say an estimated 37 people have died in two days as a result of a heat wave in the north of India. The state of Uttar Pradesh was the worst affected region with 9 victims.

Temperatures in New Delhi on Saturday were recorded at 44.9° C - the hottest in the capital since the beginning of the year.

The India Meteorological Department has predicted that with likely duststorm and thunderstorm activity over northwest India, day temperatures are likely to fall during the next two to three days.