EXTREME HEAT WAVE: ASIA

300 dead in India.. deaths elsewhere.
Heat strokes..
Records broken for highest temperatures for long duration in 65 years...

© Mukesh Gupta

The heat wave is extreme and seemingly intensely getting worse with each passing day in South Asia.

Hundreds of people have deceased in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and India..

112 degrees in Thailand.
108 degrees Cambodia.
108 in Seno.

Officials are telling people: Stay indoors and drink water. There may be a problem with that, however..

The heat wave is also causing severe drought in the much of India effecting crops and livestock. groundwater reservoirs are at just 22 percent capacity in parts of the western states of Maharashtra and Gujarat after rivers, lakes and dams have dried up..

May is traditionally the hottest month of the year in the same parts of the world now getting record heat.

There is a fear that what is being seen may only get worse over the next four weeks..

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