June 15, 1995 in Nation/World

Heat Wave In Egypt Kills At Least 32

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At least 32 people have died in a heat wave that pushed temperatures in southern Egypt up to 115 over the past two days, officials said Wednesday.

In addition, the main highway between Egypt and Libya had to be closed because of violent sandstorms.

Officials said most of the dead had been elderly or sick, and also noted an increase in people suffering from heat stroke.

About 70 houses caught fire because of the scorching heat.Temperatures normally reach about 95 in southern Egypt during June, but this week they hit 115 at Aswan.


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