Watch: This road in Delhi melted due to scorching heat

An unrelenting heat wave has killed more than 1,100 people across the country over a fortnight with southern neighbours Andhra Pradesh and Telangana bearing the brunt, as torrid temperatures melted roads in the national capital and have forced people indoors. Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 45°C, marginally cooler than May 25 which was the season’s hottest day, zebra crossings at some places melted under the glare of a scorching sun. Authorities advised people to stay indoors and consume plenty of fluids and experts warned no let-up in the heat wave would lead to large-scale power outages in several parts of north India, bringing back memories of a horrific blackout in 2012 that affected nearly 600 million people.