At least 126 people have been killed in a heatwave in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, Inida.
This is according to figures released by the country’s disaster management authorities.
The country’s second-longest heatwave on record prompted authorities in the state’s Gaya district to impose curfew-like restrictions during the extreme heat of the day.
The district magistrate also banned all construction work and outdoor activities between 11am and 4pm.
Daytime temperatures across many parts of India have hovered above 40 Celsius for the past 32 days, just short of the record 33 days experienced in 1988.
Saturday’s temperatures were some of the highest Gaya had seen in this season, reaching to 45.2 Celsius, about seven degrees above average.