India is one of the five countries with the highest heat wave exposure of vulnerable populations over the past five years.
Firefighters and aircraft have arrived from France, Ukraine, Cyprus, Croatia, Sweden and Israel, with more expected to arrive Saturday from Romania and Switzerland.
One of the most severe blazes tore through forest areas 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) north of the capital, destroying more homes.
Mercury soars to 42.6 degree Celsius in capital, conditions expected to prevail today as well
Delhi has been reeling under a searing heat wave for the past few days, though a spell of rain in some parts brought some relief in the evening.
Delhi has been reeling under heatwave-like conditions for four days in a row and recorded a maximum temperature of 41.3 degrees Celsius on Friday.
Deaths come as many cities in the Pacific northwest set new temperature records
The demand reached 7,026 MW at 3.30 pm. Delhi’s peak power demand also crossed the season’s previous peak of 6,921 MW, recorded just a day earlier on June 30.
There has been no rainfall in the last three days and warm westerly winds are blowing across a major part of northwest India, which has not been covered by the monsoon yet.
Environment Canada issued alerts for British Columbia, Alberta, and parts of Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
Each event has resulted in about 104 fatalities in Andhra Pradesh with majority of them having been witnessed in April, May and June months.
The analysis shows that only five states -- AP (42%), Rajasthan (172%), Odisha (102%), UP (72%) and Bihar (72%) have accounted more than 80% of the heat wave fatalities.