15 Aug 2015

92 dead in Egyptian heatwave

10:54 pm on 15 August 2015

The Egyptian health ministry says 92 people have died in a week from the country's worst heatwave in nearly 40 years.

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Most of the victims were elderly.

August is usually a hot month in Egypt, but this year temperatures have been higher than average, reaching 40 degrees in Cairo and 46 in southern Egypt.