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Europe on alert as heat wave intensifies

PUBLIC NUDITY:As the temperature hit 38.6°C in Brandenburg, Germany, police cautioned a man for driving his moped wearing only his helmet and sandals

AFP, BERLIN

Scores of people have drowned in Poland and Lithuania as they tried to cool off in lakes and rivers, authorities said.

Polish weather institute IMGW said the nation’s highest ever June temperature was recorded on Wednesday in the southwest: 38.2°C.

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute also recorded the nation’s highest June temperature: 38.9°C in the northern town of Doksany.

In Belgium, vastly different temperatures were expected yesterday — 19°C in the north and 33°C in the south, broadcaster RTBF reported.

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