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People leaving homes in Europe, thousands killed, railway tracks and runways melted due to heatwave


Europe Heatwave: The whole of Europe is facing the scorching heat. The heatwave is so strong that railway tracks and runways are melting there. Western Europe is completely in the grip of heatwave and the direction of this heatwave is moving towards the north. According to data from the immediate Met Office, the highest temperature ever recorded in the UK was 40.3 °C. It has been warned that the temperature may rise further. An extreme heat warning has been issued in France, while the Netherlands recorded a record temperature in July. Massive forest fires in France, Portugal, Spain and Greece have forced thousands of people to leave their homes. In recent days, heatwave fires have killed more than 1000 people in Portugal and Spain. Significantly, the world has already warmed by about 1.1 degrees Celsius since the start of the industrial age and until governments around the world make drastic cuts in emissions, the temperature will continue to rise.

Heatwave became a disaster for life

The effects of climate change in Europe started appearing earlier this month. When an avalanche started in a melting glacier. In this 11 people were killed. Now experts in Italy (IlMeteo) have warned that new cracks are opening on the Alpine peaks and the snow is also melting on Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe. That this heatwave is so dangerous that it has come on people’s lives. Two people have died in a forest fire in Spain’s north-western Zamora region and trains were halted in the area as a fire broke out near the tracks. An elderly couple has died trying to escape a fire in northern Portugal. Human being is responsible behind all this, his activities are causing change in the climate. Because of this, this type of heatwave is expected to remain strong for a long time. Germany’s Environment Minister Steffi Lemke said the climate crisis meant the country would have to rethink its preparedness for very hot weather, drought and floods.

French forest fire

Many French cities, including Nantes in the west, experienced the hottest day ever, and forest fires continued. More than 30,000 people have had to migrate here. Many camp sites and emergency shelters built for people who have left their homes due to the heatwave have also been affected by this heat. The famous tourist area of ​​Gironde in the southwest has been badly affected by this, as firefighters across France are battling to control two blasts that destroyed 47,700 acres of land in the past week. As the wind changed, the city of Bordeaux was covered with smoke early on Tuesday. “It’s an octopus-like monster, and it’s moving back and forth,” said Jerond’s regional president, Jean-Luc Gleyze. The heatwave’s hottest temperatures are now moving north and east. Has gone. Hundreds of people have had to leave their homes in the far north-west of Brittany. The fire caused by the heatwave has destroyed 1,400 hectares of vegetation. Here, according to the government, a dozen animals in the La Teste-de-Buch Zoo died of stress and high temperatures. In a special organized effort by veterinarians, zookeepers and others, 363 animals were taken to the Bordeaux-Pessac Zoo, 65 km away.

Britain-Portugal also suffering

The UK Meteorological Office said that a temperature of 40.2 °C was recorded at Heathrow Airport, west of London, on Tuesday. Forecasters warned that temperatures could still rise in many places. A dangerous heat warning has been issued in central, northern and south-east England. On the other hand, the temperature in Portugal has reached 47 ° C in Portugal on Thursday, this is the highest temperature ever recorded there in July. The National Meteorological Office (IPMA) has placed most countries in the high fire hazard category. Several villages were evacuated due to the fire in the northern Portugal Muhsa region. While trying to escape from the flames, a 70-year-old man and a woman died in the car itself. The firefighters were fighting the fire on three fronts. According to a local mayor, more than 3,000 hectares of land and forest have been burnt. Officials are worried to avoid situations like 2017. This year 66 people were killed in forest fires here.

Heatwave orgy in Spain too

In Spain, the fire caused by the heatwave is causing havoc. There is a fire in at least 20 places here, which is difficult to control. During the journey of the train, a passenger made a video when the train stopped at a temporary halt. In this, fierce flames were seen rising on both sides of the bogie. Forecasters in Italy have warned that the maximum temperature will be 40 to 42 degrees Celsius between Wednesday and Friday.

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