Emergency interventions as children and homeless become unwell in the heat
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    Emergency interventions as children and homeless become unwell in the heat

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    During the first day of the heatwave, emergency response teams in Brussels led their first interventions resulting from the scorching temperatures, which are set to continue to rise throughout the week.

    Four homeless people in a central Brussels square became unwell under due to the heat, prompting an intervention by emergency services.

    The emergency intervention saw four ambulances descend to Place de la Bourse to assist the individuals, one of whom was rushed to the hospital.

    Onboard a train, emergency services had to assist two children who had been affected by the heat, according to reports by Bruzz.

    Companies, associations and local authorities have activated a series of measures in order to avoid incidents as the temperatures continue to climb on Tuesday.

    A nonprofit on Monday announced the launch of a heatwave operation to assist the city’s homeless, and rail companies have also announced plans to help travellers cope with the heat onboard trains.

    An orange heatwave alert has been issued for Belgium. It is expected to be lifted on Sunday at 02:00 AM.

    Gabriela Galindo
    The Brussels Times