India heat wave kills 2,330 people as millions wait for rain
The heat wave gripping India has killed 2,330 people, officials announced on Tuesday, as meteorologists warned that monsoon rains could still be days away.
The worst-hit state was Andhra Pradesh on the country's southeast coast, where 42 people have died in the past 24 hours. The total toll in that state is now 1,719, according to K. Dhananjaya Reddy, director of the state's disaster management.
At least 585 have died in the neighboring landlocked state of Telangana, and 26 in Odisha, farther north.
Temperatures hit a high of 48 degrees Celsius in some cities last week -- that's 118 degrees Fahrenheit.
It's been cooler in recent days, but officials are only now determining how many people succumbed to last week's unusually hot weather.