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Indian city offers way to beat the heat as 1,786 killed in heat wave

29 May 2015, TRF

Hundreds of deaths caused by an extreme heat wave in India could have been prevented if authorities followed the example set by Ahmedabad which introduced measures such as cooling spaces to protect citizens from the rising mercury, climate experts said. In Ahmedabad, authorities have focused on public awareness as the first step in preventing heat-related deaths...


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