Indian villagers gather near a well running dry to collect drinking water at Padal village of the district of Samba. Photo: Rakesh Bakshi/AFP/Getty Images
India is in the grip of a deadly heat wave that's caused water shortages in many places. Searing temperatures of up to 123°F were recorded in the city of Churu in the northern Indian plains — the location of 10 of the 15 hottest places in the world during the weekend.
The big picture: The India Meteorological Department warns sweltering conditions are set to continue across much of the country for the next few days, prompting the Health Ministry to issue an advisory. These images show the heat wave's impact.