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nnnnn scorching and deadly song beating down on southern india soaring temperatures killing more than five hundred people so far and pushing the mercury up above forty seven degrees celsius that's a hundred sixteen fahrenheit in some areas the government has counseled leaf all doctors as countless indians flooded into hospitals reuters correspondent tony wilkes is following the story from new delhi they're they're struggling under heat wave it is set to occur for for the rest of this week at least many of these opportunities in rural areas %HESITATION quite poorly equipped and they just receiving huge number of people %HESITATION eating you know treatment to help with the hydration another source of heat related problems most of the deaths of been construction work is the homeless and the elderly on the streets of andhra pradesh province people shield themselves anyway they can , the government is helping , for free to try and keep people rehydrated they've also warned people not to be outside during the peak of the day but beyond that it's very difficult people have to move around the city many people in india work outside construction workers ritual drivers young staying indoors that there's not much from the government committee dues india's monsoon rains are expected to hit the coast line on may thirty first the only sign of possible relief but not punishing heat