NCR bakes at 47 degrees, red alert issued

New Delhi: With several parts of north India sweltering under a blazing sun, the Indian Meteorological department has put out a heat wave alert for next 48 hours in seven states - Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, UP.

As per reports, over 300 have died in the national capital this season.

The met department predicted that maximum temperatures could touch 45-47 degrees in "severe heat wave" conditions.