In Pics: How people are coping with the ruthless Indian summer

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Bengaluru, May 27: Intense heatwave across India have claimed over 1,000 lives so far. the two southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have been the worst hit. Deaths have occurred in states like Odisha and West Bengal. Mercury rose alarmingly across North India, including in New Delhi.

Here is a look at how people are coping up with the heatwave across the nation:

Taking an unconventional bath

A man takes bath under a train water supplying pipe at a railway station in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Unbearable heat

A woman and her child cover their faces to beat the heat on a hot day at the bank of river Ganga, in Mirzapur, UP.

Law-keepers under stress

Two policemen cover their faces to protect themselves from scorching heat on a hot day in Mirzapu, UP.

It's too hot in Jammu

Women take a dip in Ranbir Canal to beat the heat on a hot day in Jammu

Walk under the shade

Three men cover their heads to beat the heat on a hot day in Gurgaon, Haryana.

Protection from heat

Women walk under the umbrellas in the scorching heat of New Delhi

What a relief!

Boys take bath in a river to beat the heat in Agartala, Tripura.

Ganga, the saviour

People take a dip in the river Ganga to beat the heat on a hot day in Allahabad, UP.

Crowded water park

People enjoy in a water park to beat the heat in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Jump into for some relief

Children jump into the Sirhind Canal in Bathinda, Punjab, on a hot day.

All covered up

Commuters protect themselves from scorching heat on a hot day in Bhopa, Madhya Pardesh.

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