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  • Location: 4 miles north of Durham City
  • Location: 4 miles north of Durham City
Record temperatures in northern India have claimed hundreds of lives in what is believed to be the hottest summer in the country since records began in the late 1800s.

The death toll is expected to rise with experts forecasting temperatures approaching 50C (122F) in coming weeks. More than 100 people are reported to have died in the state of Gujarat where the mercury topped at 48.5C last week. At least 90 died in Maharashtra, 35 in Rajasthan and 34 in Bihar.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/30/india-heatwave-deaths

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  • Location: Orleton, 6 miles south of Ludlow
  • Location: Orleton, 6 miles south of Ludlow

How dreadful. From the temperatures, I would have thought that the death toll was more likely to be in the thousands or tens of thousands.

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  • Location: 4 miles north of Durham City
  • Location: 4 miles north of Durham City

How dreadful. From the temperatures, I would have thought that the death toll was more likely to be in the thousands or tens of thousands.

It must be awful experiencing that sort of heat, and knowing you will have no air conditioning.

The people NEED to follow what the Iranians have done for years (if they don't have access to electrified air conditioning): -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windcatcher

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