India and Pakistan melt under heatwave, with peaks at 50°C

52.3°C. It’s a temperature “unprecedented”, according to Times of India, that the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) reported on Wednesday, May 29, in Mungeshpur area of ​​Delhi. But the exact figure is debated: “This extreme heatwave has sparked much concern and debate about its accuracy and implications,” says the newspaper. The Minister of Earth Sciences, Kiren Rijiju, estimated that the temperature given by the meteorological services was “very unlikely”.

But what no one doubts are the formidable effects of this heat wave which has been hitting northern India and parts of neighboring Pakistan for weeks. The less privileged, who do not have access to air conditioning, are often the most affected, reports the country’s media: like this 40-year-old worker who “v

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