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India typically witnesses water scarcity during summer months, but the situation this year is particularly bad in western and southern states which received less than normal rainfall in the 2018 monsoon season.
The deaths occurred in three districts of the poor northern state, where temperatures have hovered around 45˚C in recent days, senior health official Vijay Kumar told AFP.
India is the fifth most vulnerable of 181 countries to the effects of climate change, with its poorest being the most at risk, according to the Global Climate Risk 2020 report.
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