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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.

https://upnewsinfo.com/2020/07/30/baghdad-iraq-hits-125-degrees-shattering-all-record/

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Bettie Jul 30 #1

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Thu Jul 30, 2020, 07:49 AM

1. That is awful.

I can't even imagine that kind of heat.

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