Death Toll from Europe’s Heat Wave Tops 1,100

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The death toll from an unprecedented summer heat wave in Europe has topped 1,100 as temperature records across the continent are expected to fall again today. Fire crews are battling huge wildfires in Portugal, France and Spain.

Meanwhile, Britain remains under a “national emergency” alert with temperatures poised to hit 40 degrees Celsius today for the first time in U.K. history. That’s about 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

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