50 degree Celsius in hot sun, India warns red

The intense heat in many parts of India caused authorities to issue a red warning - the highest level. Someone died of heat shock.

In Rajasthan state, on June 1, the highest temperature is more than 47 degrees Celsius. Particularly in Churu city, the temperature measured 50.6 degrees Celsius, according to the Indian Meteorological Agency (IMD).

In the capital of New Delhi, authorities issued a red warning when temperatures surpassed 46 degrees Celsius. Residents were also advised not to go out during the hottest hours of the day.

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Hot sun will continue in many parts of India in the coming days - (Photo: PTI).

Even in hilly Himachal Pradesh state, temperatures also reach 44.9 degrees Celsius.

Many major cities, including Chennai, have expressed concern about water shortages as rivers and lakes begin to dry up.

In western Maharashtra state, farmers struggled to find water for cattle and crops.

"We had to buy water from a tanker from nearby villages because the water of rivers, lakes and reservoirs was exhausted," said Rajesh Chandrakant, a resident of Beed, Maharashtra state.

Farmer Raghunath Tonde told AFP that the area they lived in had been dehydrated for the past five years. For many days they had no water to rely on water tankers."We fear for our lives and our livelihoods," he added.

Hindustan Times reported that many Beed residents were unable to wash clothes due to lack of water.

IMD said severe heat may last 1 week in the states of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Several deaths from heat shock have been reported. In Gujarat state, forestry officials said they found dozens of dead turtles in a shallow pond in Kutch district.

According to News Nation, students' return schedules are also shifted from 3-6 to 10-6 due to the impact of hot weather.

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