Cyprus' record heatwave claims lives of two

2017-07-03 21:46
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Nicosia - A record heat wave on the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus has claimed the lives of two women, a health official says.

The two women, aged 75 and 60, are said to have died from heatstroke but had been suffering from serious health problems.

Cyprus' Meteorological Service said weekend temperatures across the island were the highest on record for the month of July in 30 years except in the capital Nicosia where a scorching 44.6°C was a degree less than the 2010 record.

According to the country's meteorological service, high temperatures will start receding from Wednesday, as they have done in Greece and Turkey.

Greece finally got some cooler weather after temperatures struck 44°C over the weekend. The country's fire service remained on alert with the risk of forest fires high across most of the country.

Turkey saw the mercury soar to 45°C in the country's southeast. Temperatures in Adana and Antalya on the country's southern Mediterranean coast topped 43°C, but have gone down on Monday.

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