Death Toll in Southern Heat Wave Rises to 566

From Times Wire Reports

The death toll from a two-week heat wave in a southern Indian state climbed to 566, a relief official said. Scores of people suffering from dehydration and sunstroke were being treated at hospitals across Andhra Pradesh state.

Weather officials said the heat was subsiding in many parts of the state.

Last year, a heat wave killed more than 1,000 people in the state, most of them elderly and unable to bear temperatures that reached 122 degrees.