Armed with Wet Sacks, India's Poorest Try to Beat Extreme Heat 1 234 567

Armed with Wet Sacks, India's Poorest Try to Beat Extreme Heat

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Kumari Behera carefully folds a set of heavy brown jute sacks, stacking them in a corner of her small, windowless shack.

Splashed with water every two hours and arrayed on her tin roof, they have served as her air conditioning this summer — the only option available to cool her home in the face of increasingly brutal summer heat.

The 54-year-old is sure she'll need the sacks again next summer.

This year temperatures in Bhubaneswar, a city near the coast in eastern India, did not...

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