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Heat Wave Hits Europe

By Angela Wang
Epoch Times Staff
Created: July 11, 2010 Last Updated: July 11, 2010
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People cool off in a fountain in front of the pyramid of the Louvre museum on July 11, in Paris as the city sweltered under an heatwave.  (Boris Horvat/Getty Images)

People cool off in a fountain in front of the pyramid of the Louvre museum on July 11, in Paris as the city sweltered under an heatwave. (Boris Horvat/Getty Images)

A number of countries in Europe, including Spain, Germany, Britain, Belgium, France, and the Czech Republic, are suffering the hottest temperatures of the year, and the heat wave will most likely continue over the weekend.

In Berlin, the highest temperature was recorded at 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Passengers on three local trains not air conditioned had to be evacuated due to overheating, reported by the Duetsche Welle.

On Saturday, the highest temperature in the Czech Republic exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the highest peak of this summer. Doctors in the Czech Republic recommend citizens stay indoors as long as possible and avoid continuous exposure to the sun, reported The Voice of Russia.

Seven years ago, over 30,000 deaths were caused by another heat wave that hit Europe.




   

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