Heatwave strikes India, people prepare to cool off

Updated: Jun 04, 2019, 18:15 | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Volunteers distribute sweet water during a hot summer day, in Amritsar on June 2, 2019. - Temperatures passed 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) in northern India as an unrelenting heatwave triggered warnings of water shortages and heatstroke. 

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    A man distributes free cold sweet water on a highway during a hot afternoon at Garhi village in the northern Indian state of Haryana on June 3, 2019

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    A family drink free cold sweet water on a highway during a hot afternoon at Garhi village in the northern Indian state of Haryana on June 3, 2019.

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    A man distributes free cold sweet water on a highway during a hot afternoon at Garhi village in the northern Indian state of Haryana on June 3, 2019

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    Boys jump in a water canal to cool themselves off at Sorkhi village in the northern Indian state of Haryana on June 3, 2019

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    A girl eats an ice-lolly during a hot day in Churu in Rajasthan on June 3, 2019. -

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  • Heatwave strikes India, people prepare to cool off

    Volunteers distribute sweet water during a hot summer day, in Amritsar on June 2, 2019

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    A man rests under a bridge during a hot summer afternoon in Allahabad on June 2, 2019

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    People receive glasses of Buttermilk offered by members of Gopi Dining Hall on a hot afternoon in Ahmedabad on June 2, 2019

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    Kids take a bath at a roadside tap during a hot summer afternoon in Allahabad on June 2, 2019.

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    Youths play in a swimming pool on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Amritsar on June 2, 2019

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    Children play in a pond as they take a bath to cool off in Siliguri on June 2, 2019.

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About The Gallery

As a major heatwave hit India, the government in a health advisory issued in view of the ongoing spell of heat wave in parts of India said to wear loose, light-coloured cotton clothes, stay indoors and also avoid drinking alcohol, tea and coffee. We take a look at some photos of how Indian citizens are beating the heat. Pics/ AFP