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The argument broke out on Wednesday when a 48-year-old man and his three sons were allegedly syphoning large quantities of water from a public tank near Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu state.
A local man, named as D. Anand Babu, confronted them and violence broke out, police said. Babu was taken to hospital and died the next day. His father was also injured in the altercation.
Vast swathes of India have been sweltering a heatwave in recent days with temperatures nearing 50˚C in northern states like Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Large areas have also been hit by drought, leaving millions dependent on water trucks and adding to the misery of farmers in states such as Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The problems have been exacerbated by the late arrival of monsoon rains, although they were due to make landfall in southwestern India within 24 hours, forecasters said Friday.
At least 24 people were killed in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday overnight as raging winds flattened homes, trees and electricity poles.
State disaster officials told AFP that 56 people were injured in the freak dust storms that swept large parts of the state.
The weather office predicted winds ranging between 50 and 70 kilometres per hour (30 and 50 mph) would hit parts of the state over the next two days.
Last year a similar dust storm left a trail of destruction across the northern state, killing at least 150 people.
Dust storms engulfed areas of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Motorists were urged to exercise caution in the streets
NCM shared videos showing towering dust swirls over the ridges in wet and windy conditions.
Northern Saudi Arabia is experiencing dust storm on Friday evening, it is expected that the storm would head towards the centre, east of the Kingdom and other Gulf States in the coming days.
The government weather agency issued a rare red warning for the area, saying there was a risk of "significant impacts from flooding" that included a "danger to life from fast flowing water, extensive flooding to property and road closures."
European Union (EU) Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Igor Driesmans said the world would certainly defeat the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in two ways. One is the determination to come up with well-tested and safe vaccines made available and affordable for all, whether rich or poor. The other is governments and regional blocs dead set on well-meaning collaborations and partnerships.
UAE students have achieved another set of outstanding A-Level results this year, despite the enormous pressures they have been subjected to over the last few months. Now, they are all set to progress to prestigious universities around the globe.
A female defendant contacted the victim and made him believe that she offers massage services.
The holiday will follow a weekend giving private sector employees a long three-day weekend.