HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Baghdad, Iraq hits 125 de...

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 06:56 AM

Baghdad, Iraq hits 125 degrees, shattering all- record

On Wednesday, Baghdad followed up with a temperature of 124 degrees, its second highest temperature on record. On Monday, it had reached 123 degrees.

The crippling heat forced many residents indoors, and street sellers had to seek whatever shade they could find. With the state electricity grid failing, many households were relying on generators to power fridges, fans or air conditioning units, the machines adding a guttural hum to the city’s already-noisy streets.

Two protesters were shot dead by security forces Monday during demonstrations over a lack of electricity and basic services amid the heatwave.

In nearby Lebanon, where a nationwide electricity crisis has left much of the country with less than three hours of state-provided power per day, the cost of a generator had doubled, leaving many households to go without.


1 replies, 360 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Baghdad, Iraq hits 125 degrees, shattering all- record (Original post)
JonLP24 Jul 30 OP
Bettie Jul 30 #1

Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 07:49 AM

1. That is awful.

I can't even imagine that kind of heat.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread