Soaring mercury sparks widespread concerns in India

A boy making his way across a fast-drying Yamuna River in New Delhi on May 2, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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NEW DELHI/BANGALORE - Mr Prem Kumar showed his grubby right palm, revealing a prominent lesion under his ring finger.

It is heat burn injury this 22-year-old worker suffered at a construction site in Noida in northern India, which has been experiencing a prolonged heatwave along with many other parts of the country.

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