The death
toll from India’s killer heatwave has topped 1,100 as people battle to
contend with conditions so hot roads are beginning to melt. Road
surfaces in New Delhi have started melting as temperatures hit a
blistering 45°C (113 °F). Southern
India has been hit hardest by the sweltering weather and many of the
victims are construction workers, elderly or homeless people unable to
heed official advice to stay indoors.