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India sweats in soaring heat


An Indian heatwave that has pushed temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius is forecast to continue for at least two or three days.

Millions of people in nine states and two federally-administered territories braved the heat to cast their votes in the latest stage of the month-long general election.

Hot weather is normal in the weeks before the monsoon, but in some places temperatures are the highest for 50 years.

Alix Kroeger reports.


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