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Thursday, 13 August 2015 - 13:02
Egypt heatwave leaves 61 people dead
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A heat-wave in Egypt has killed at least 61 people in three days, the health ministry says, as temperatures soared to 47 Celsius.

40 died after suffering heatstroke on Sunday and Monday, and another 21 died on Tuesday.

Another 581 people have been admitted to hospital with heat exhaustion.

Most of the victims were elderly, but local media reports said that they also included several detainees and patients at a psychiatric hospital.

 
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