It sounds almost like something out of a cartoon. Someone crosses the road on a hot day and gets stuck in the melting asphalt, leaving behind shoes like some kind of Family Circus trail.
But this isn’t from the funny pages.
Temperatures in India reached 123.8 degrees last Thursday surpassing a record set in 1956, and more days of extreme heat are expected this week.
This isn’t even the first heat wave of the year for India. A heat wave last month killed 100 people.
The Wall Street Journal estimates that 330 million people in India live in areas affected by extreme heat.
Complicating matters, India is currently struggling through a serious drought, with few cooling rains falling to break the heat.
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