Photos: India's sweltering heat wave

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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)
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Indian labourers sits in the shade as they rests at a market in the old quarters of 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/Chandan KHANNA)
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Indian labourers work at a market in the old quarters of 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/Chandan KHANNA)
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An Indian labourer takes a break as he drinks water to get respite from heat 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/MONEY SHARMA)
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An Indian taxi driver rests in his parked car in Kolkata on May 25, 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. In the eastern city of Kolkata, taxi unions have urged drivers to stay off the roads between 11am and 4pm because of the heat. (AFP/ Dibyangshu Sarkar)
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An Indian woman carries a girl on a scooter in Hyderabad on May 25, 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. (AFP/ Noah SEELAM)
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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/Narinder NANU)
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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 neighboring Andhra Pradesh state. (AFP/Chandan KHANNA)
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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/SANJAY KANOJIA)
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An Indian man paddles himself in the water on the outskirts of Hyderabad on May 25, 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. (AFP/ Noah SEELAM)
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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/Chandan KHANNA)
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Indian youth run at Sangam as they beat the heat on a hot day in Allahabad on May 16, 2015. (AFP/SANJAY KANOJIA)
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An Indian boy jumps into the Ranbir water canal to cool on a hot summer day 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)
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An Indian child dives in a water to cool himself off 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/MONEY SHARMA)
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Indian children play in a pond near India Gate amid soaring temperatures in New Delhi on May 24, 2015. (AFP/SAJJAD HUSSAIN)
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Ten year-old Royal Bengal Tiger "Pratap" cools off in a pool inside his enclosure at The Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden in Ahmedabad 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/Sam PANTHAKY)
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An Indian man sits under the hot sun next to his sheep on the outskirts of Hyderabad on May 25, 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. (AFP/ Noah SEELAM)
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Indian sheep jumps in to the water on the outskirts of Hyderabad on May 25, 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. (AFP/ Noah SEELAM)
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Indians collect drinking water from a leaking water pipeline on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Saturday, May 23, 2015. Severe heat condition has swept parts of north India with temperatures soaring past the 40 degrees Celsius mark. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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An Indian man takes bath under the tap of a water tanker on a hot day in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, May 21, 2015. Heat wave conditions prevailed as temperature rises in many parts of India. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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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)
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An Indian man pours water on his face during 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.)
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Indian men seek shelter under a plastic sheet as they print pictures for tourists near the war memorial India Gate during strong winds and dust storm in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Heat wave continued in many parts of northern Indian even as capital Delhi witnessed season's first severe storm on Tuesday bringing temporary relief from the heat, according to local reports. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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An Indian girl dances in artificial rain at Jalavihar water park on a hot summer day in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Heat wave continued in many parts of northern Indian even as capital Delhi witnessed season's first severe storm on Tuesday bringing temporary relief from the heat, according to local reports. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
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Indians play in a water pool at Jalavihar water park on a hot summer day in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Heat wave continued in many parts of northern Indian even as capital Delhi witnessed season's first severe storm on Tuesday bringing temporary relief from the heat, according to local reports. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)