Heat alert for India as Delhi posts record temperature

A man splashes water on his face to cool off in Lucknow, India
The heatwave has scorched northern India, including Rajasthan where at least 13 people have died. -AP

India's weather department has issued a red alert for several parts of the country's northwest, warning of a severe heatwave a day after parts of the capital New Delhi recorded their highest temperature ever at almost 50C.

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