Extreme heat kills at least 25 in India’s Maharashtra state

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India’s western state of Maharashtra has registered 25 deaths from heat stroke since late March, the highest toll in the past five years, with more fatalities likely elsewhere in a country sweltering in temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius. Scientists have linked the early onset of an intense summer to climate change, and say more than a billion people in India and neighbouring Pakistan were in some way vulnerable to the extreme heat. The deadly heat this week in India and Pakistan should dominate the news everywhere. It’s a horrifying event in its own right – and a glimpse of what is likely t…

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