Jul 14, 2017

Spain heatwave breaks records and kills one

Madrid
Spain
People cool off in public fountain at the Madrid Rio area during a hot summer day in Madrid, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Photo: AP
People cool off in public fountain at the Madrid Rio area during a hot summer day in Madrid, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Photo: AP

Spain baked in a record-breaking heatwave on [July 13] which was blamed for the death of a road crew worker and is suspected of leaving another man in critical condition.

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Spain’s meteorological agency said seven cities including the capital Madrid set record temperatures for the month of July on Thursday.

It soared to 40.2 degrees Celsius in Madrid, smashing a previous record of 39.6 degrees Celsius recorded in 2015.

New record highs were also set in Badajoz, Caceres, Ciudad Real, Cordoba, Jaen and Teruel.