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Summer heat killed nearly 1,500 in France, officials say
eMediNexus,  10 September 2019
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Record heatwaves in June and July caused the deaths of 1,435 people in France this year, according to the countrys health minister.

Speaking on French radio, Agnès Buzyn said half of those who died were aged over 75. But Ms Buzyn said, thanks to preventative measures, the rate was 10 times lower than the same period in 2003 when a deadly heatwave hit Europe. France recorded its highest-ever temperature of 46o (114.8 o) in June… (BBC, September 9, 2019)

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