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High temperatures hit Germany, Russia

07-12-2010 13:30 BJT

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A heat wave has gripped Germany and Russia, with temperatures hitting record highs in some cities. Temperatures approached 40 degrees Celsius in Germany.

On Saturday, air conditioning on three high-tech trains shut down due to the severe heat and a technical malfunction. This left dozens of passengers trapped in carriages as hot as 50 degrees Celsius.

More than 50 people needed medical treatment and about 1,000 others had to change trains. Temperatures in Moscow were also high.

Also on Saturday, the 32 degrees Celsius heat broke records in the Russian capital. The previous record of 31.6 degrees Celsius was reported in 2001.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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