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Belgium sees first death as a result of record heat wave

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On Thursday, Belgium recorded its hottest day when the temperature rose to 41.7 °C in Beitem. Credit: © Belga
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A 66-year-old woman died on Thursday in what is expected to be a direct result of the record-breaking heatwave in Belgium, reports local media.

The woman – who was on holiday in Middelkerke on the Belgian coast – became unwell while sunbathing outside her caravan.

A neighbour informed the emergency services, who rushed to the scene but were unable to resuscitate her, reports Nieuwsblad.

Middelkerke police commissioner Frank Delva told The Associated Press that the death is “very clearly linked to the heat.”

On Thursday, Belgium recorded its hottest day when the temperature rose to 41.7 °C in Beitem.

The Brussels Times

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