Four die in Egypt's Aswan due to continued heatwave

Ahram Online , Sunday 23 Aug 2015

Egypt's heatwave continues to take a toll, with four more dying in Aswan from heat-related causes

Children dive in the Nile to escape the hot weather during a heat wave in Cairo, June 4, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Four people died Sunday in the southern governorate of Aswan due to the ongoing heatwave, raising the death toll due to heat in the city to 11 persons, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

During this month, more than 110 people died nationwide due to the heatwave, according to the health ministry .

August is normally a hot month in Egypt, but temperatures have been higher than average over the past few days, soaring to 47 degrees Celsius (117 degrees Fahrenheit) in Upper Egypt governorates and 40 degrees Celsius (110 degrees Fahrenheit) in Cairo.

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority said the searing weather is expected to moderate starting Friday, with temperatures reaching 35 degrees Celsius in Cairo, 32 in Alexandria on the Mediterranean, and 40 in Sharm El-Sheikh on the Red Sea.

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