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Hundreds Dead in South Asia Heatwave

NEW DELHI, June 12 (Reuters) - More than two dozen people have died over the last 24 hours in a heatwave that has baked northern India, officials and media reports said on Tuesday, taking the death toll over the last one week to more than 100.
The scalding temperatures have also hit large parts of neighbouring Pakistan, killing at least 50 people by Monday.
Most of the dead were homeless people, the elderly and those compelled to work outdoors, hit by sunstroke and dehydration.

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