Heat wave kills eight in South Africa

A sweltering warmth wave that has swept components of South Africa in latest weeks has killed eight individuals over a number of days, the authorities stated on Tuesday.

The useless have been generally farm people within the sparsely populated and largely semi-arid Northern Cape province, which borders Namibia and Botswana, in accordance to the Labor Ministry.

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“We are concerned about the impact of the hot weather that parts of South Africa have been experiencing,” authorities spokesman Michael Currin stated in a declaration.

“We are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of eight people who have died of heatstroke in the Northern Cape after a heatwave hit the province this week,” he added.

Parts of South Africa have been stung by a summer time heatwave with temperatures reaching 40 levels Celsius on some days.

The European Union’s local weather monitoring service stated earlier this month that the previous eight years have been the warmest on file worldwide.

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