Death toll in scorching Egyptian heatwave rises to 93

CAIRO – A scorching heatwave in Egypt over the past week has killed at least 93 people as temperatures are still expected to be high in then coming days, Egypt’s state news agency said over the weekend.

The Mideast has been hit by a heat wave since late July. Egyptian summers are usually hot, but temperatures this week soared to 46 degrees Celsius (114 degrees Fahrenheit) in the country’s south.

The state news agency MENA said temperatures are expected to rise around the country Sunday and will reach 42 degrees Celsius (107 degrees Fahrenheit) in the capital, Cairo.

MENA gave the new death toll Friday and said most of those killed were elderly. Those who have died also include three patients at a psychiatric hospital and three detainees in a jail, both north of Cairo.



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