Passengers aboard an overcrowded train at a railway station in Ajmer in 2016. Photo: Reuters

Four passengers die in ‘unbearable’ heat on Indian train

  • The four died on Monday while travelling from Agra – the city of the Taj Mahal – to Coimbatore in the country’s south
  • A spokesman said the train had no technical problems, but the tourists were not in air-conditioned coaches
Topic |   India

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Passengers aboard an overcrowded train at a railway station in Ajmer in 2016. Photo: Reuters
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An Indian boy pours water on himself as he tries to cool himself off amid rising temperatures in New Delhi. Photo: AFP

Water shortages and heatstroke warnings issued as temperatures pass 50 Celsius in India heatwave

  • Several deaths from heatstroke have already been recorded as temperatures expected to remain high for up to a week in many states
Topic |   Extreme weather

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An Indian boy pours water on himself as he tries to cool himself off amid rising temperatures in New Delhi. Photo: AFP
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