An Indian man rests in the shade on a hot summer day in Hyderabad on May 26, 2015. AFPHOTO/ Noah SEELAM
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At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit).In the worst-hit state of Andhra Pradesh, in the south, 551 people have died in the last week as temperatures hit 47 degrees Celsius Monday.The Hindustan Times daily said the maximum temperature in the capital hit a two-year high of 45.5 degrees Celsius on Monday -- five degrees higher than the seasonal average.India's Meteorological Department issued a "Red Box" warning for the state Tuesday and Wednesday -- meaning the maximum temperatures would remain above 45 degrees Celsius.
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