A blistering heat wave swept through North and East India on Tuesday claiming two lives in Uttar Pradesh. Delhi recorded a maximum of 43.5 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, and a minimum of 26.8 degrees Celsius. Two train passengers were found dead at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh where the temperature touched 42.7 degrees Celsius.

In Punjab and Haryana, the heat wave intensified further with maximum temperatures hovering in the range of 42-45 degrees Celsius.