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Heatwave In India Is Melting Roads

India is in the grip of a brutal heat wave and in some parts, temperatures are so high that even the roads are melting. The disfigured road markings can be seen at several intersections in New Delhi.
Temperatures in the city have gone as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit recently and are expected to hover around 110 degrees in the next several days.

Other areas around the country have been hit even harder. The Associated Press reports that nearly 1,100 people have died across the country as a result of soaring temperatures.

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 24: A road melt near Safdarjung Hospital after the Temperature rise to 45 degree Celsius during a hot weather as Delhi/NCR experienced yet another scorching day, on May 24, 2015 in New Delhi, India. The national capital sizzling today as heat wave-like conditions prevailed across the city with mercury hovering above 45.3 degree Celsius, making life tough for the Delhiites. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
An Indian man rests inside a concrete pipe on a hot summer day in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Hundreds of people have died in southern India since the middle of April as soaring summer temperatures scorch the country, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
An Indian boy carries a bottle filled with cold water as he goes to a market on a hot day in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 18, 2015. Intense heat-wave continues to grip several parts of north India with most of the cities crossing 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) mark. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
Indian boys cool themselves at a fountain on a hot day in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 18, 2015. Intense heat-wave continues to grip several parts of north India with most of the cities crossing 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) mark. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
An Indian drinks water from a bottle on a hot summer day in Allahabad, India, Sunday, May 31, 2015. Heat-related conditions, including dehydration and heat stroke, have killed more than 2,000 people since mid-April in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, according to state officials. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
FILE - In this Sunday, May 31, 2015 file photo, an Indian man rests in front of an air cooler to cool himself on a hot summer day in Hyderabad, in the southern Indian state of Telangana. Isolated thundershowers have failed to break a raging heat wave in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, claiming dozens of lives over the weekend and raising the overall death toll to more than 2,000 since mid-April. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)
An Indian man takes a nap inside a car on a hot summer day in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, May 29, 2015. Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weeks long heat wave to more than 1,000, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
An Indian vendor sleeps under a temporary shed on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Friday, May 29, 2015. Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weeks long heat wave to more than 1,000, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
An Indian boy drinks water collected from a government water supply tap at an impoverished settlement on a hot summer day in Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Heat-related conditions, including dehydration and heat stroke, have killed more than 1,000 people in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and hundreds in Telangana since mid-April, according to state officials. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
An Indian boy drinks water collected from a government water supply tap at an impoverished settlement on a hot summer day in Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Heat-related conditions, including dehydration and heat stroke, have killed more than 1,000 people in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and hundreds in Telangana since mid-April, according to state officials. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
Indian children share an umbrella on a hot summer day in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, May 24, 2015. About 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, officials said Saturday. Day temperatures in Telangana's Khammam district soared to more than 48 degrees Celsius (118 Fahrenheit) on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 24: Heat rippled mirage was seen at Rajpath during a hot weather as Delhi/NCR experienced yet another scorching day, on May 24, 2015 in New Delhi, India. The national capital sizzling today as heat wave-like conditions prevailed across the city with mercury hovering above 45.3 degree Celsius, making life tough for the Delhiites. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Indian rickshaw pullers sleep in their rickshaws on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 21, 2015. Most parts of northern India are reeling under heat wave conditions with the mercury expected to soar above 43 degree Celsius, or 111 degrees Fahrenheit, according to local reports. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
An Indian man rests on the sacks of vegetables on a hot day at a wholesale market in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. For last few days, Gujarat, the western Indian state of India, has been in the grip of extreme heat-wave with temperature shooting up to 44 degrees Celsius (111 degrees Fahrenheit) throwing life out of gear. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
An Indian man swims in the River Yamuna on a hot summer day in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Hundreds of people have died in southern India since the middle of April as soaring summer temperatures scorch the country, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
An Indian boy takes a bath at a fountain at India Gate in New Delhi on May 26, 2015. At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit). AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA (Photo credit should read Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian coconut seller sleeps on his pushcart under the shade of a tree on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Heat wave has tightened its grip over most parts of the country. More than 200 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, officials said Saturday. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
Indian motorcyclists use scarves to protect themselves from the heat in Amritsar on May 26, 2015. At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit). AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)
Pigeons fly over a traffic signal near the Indian Presidential Palace during a brief dust storm in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Heat wave continued in many parts of northern Indian even as capital Delhi witnessed a brief storm on Tuesday bringing temporary relief from the heat. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
An Indian policeman stands in the shade at the Indian Defence Ministry in New Delhi on May 26, 2015. Large parts of India, including national capital New Delhi, have endured days of sweltering heat, prompting fears of power cuts. But the highest temperatures have been recorded in Telangana and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh state. AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA (Photo credit should read Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian fishermen catch fish in a shrunken pond in the village of Phaphamau on the outskirts of Allahabad on May 26, 2015. At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit). AFP PHOTO/SANJAY KANOJIA (Photo credit should read Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian auto rickshaw driver rests on a hot summer day in Hyderabad, India, Monday, May 25, 2015. Hundreds of people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, officials said Saturday. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
An Indian child cools off in a pond near India Gate amid soaring temperatures in New Delhi on May 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian girls shield themselves with scarves as they ride a motorcycle on a hot summer day in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Hundreds of people have died in southern India since the middle of April as soaring summer temperatures scorch the country, officials said Tuesday.(AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
An Indian man covers his face as drives on a scooter under the hot sun in Hyderabad on May 26, 2015. More than 430 people have died in two Indian states from a days-long heatwave that has seen temperatures nudging 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), officials said May 25. Officials warned the toll was almost certain to rise, with figures still being collected in some parts of the hard-hit Telangana state in the south of the country, and with no end in sight to the searing conditions AFPHOTO/ Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian passenger takes a bath beside rail tracks on a hot summer day at a railway station in Jammu, India, Monday, May 25, 2015. Severe heat wave conditions continue to prevail at several places in northern India with temperatures reaching 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Indian vendors selling onions rest on a sidewalk under the shade of a tree on a hot summer day in Hyderabad, India, Monday, May 25, 2015. Hundreds of people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, officials said Saturday. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
An Indian man wipes sweat off his face on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Heat wave has tightened its grip over most parts of the country. More than 200 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, officials said Saturday. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
An Indian man takes his buffaloes for a bath to provide relief from the heat at a pond in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, May 24, 2015. About 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, officials said Saturday. Day temperatures in Telangana's Khammam district soared to more than 48 degrees Celsius (118 Fahrenheit) on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
An Indian man takes a nap inside a car on a hot summer day in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, May 29, 2015. Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weeks long heat wave to more than 1,000, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Indian men cover their head with handkerchief as they walks in the rain at Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad, India, Friday, May 29, 2015. According to weather reports, the heat wave scorching vast parts of the country would continue for a few more days though cloudy skies and sporadic showers have brought relief to the people in some states. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
An Indian vendor sleeps under a temporary shed on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Friday, May 29, 2015. Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weeks long heat wave to more than 1,000, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
An Indian man enjoys high tide waves at the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai, India, Friday, May 29, 2015. Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weeks long heat wave to more than 1,000, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
An Indian man drinks water from a bottle as he quenches thirst to beat the scorching heat in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, May 29, 2015. Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weeks long heat wave to more than 1,000, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Salesboys sit in a shop selling air coolers on a hot summer day in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, May 28, 2015. Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,000 in the past month. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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