People in France trying to cool off during the heat wave. im.rediff.com

2. Approximately 15 People Died in the Heat Wave

While some parts of the world tend to be quite warm regularly, much of Europe is not adapted to dealing with such high temperatures. Many homes and businesses do not have air conditioning, and people’s bodies tend to be more acclimated towards a colder climate.

During the heat wave, nine people drowned while attempting to cool off from the sweltering summer temperatures. A farm worker died after overheating and then jumping into a pool to cool off, where he became unconscious and drowned. Three elderly individuals perished in hot air temperatures.

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