30 Jun 2009

Heatwave in India causes problems

12:59 pm on 30 June 2009

A heatweave has killed dozens of people, triggered record power and water shortages and caused widespread demonstrations in the Indian capital, New Delhi.

The ABC reports some areas had cuts for 10 - 12 hours per day.

The rains are late and temperatures in central India are well above average.

The government blames neighbouring states for taking too much electricity from the national grid.