India's Infrastructure Might Be Magnifying Death Toll From Heat Wave
The number of deaths during India's annual heat waves might be indicative of a larger issue: poor infrastructure.By Melissa Prax | April 23, 2016
Every year, hundreds to thousands in India die from heat-related causes, and the country's poor infrastructure could be putting people at a higher risk.
So far this month, the heat has killed more than 120, and this is only the beginning of India's hot season, which runs through June.
Last year, these months were the hottest on record, and some of India's roads started melting. Officials say 2016 could break that record.