(PARIS, France.) JUST IN: European Heatwave Red Alert: Highest temperature ever recorded hits 44.3C (111.7F) in the town of Carpentras as it claims several lives across the country but warnings that they could climb even higher as others parts of Europe have recorded highest ever temperatures in June #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – June.28: The new record was measured in the southern town of Carpentras. The previous record was 44.1C during a heatwave in 2003 that killed thousands: Schools have been shut and officials are checking on vulnerable people, Mayor Étienne Baudu said: France’s weather service has issued an unprecedented red alert for four areas: Those are all in the south, but most of the country remains on orange alert, the second highest level: The weather service said the new record – measured at 13:48 local time (11:48 GMT) – remained provisional as temperatures could climb higher still: Forest fires have raged through Catalonia: Swathes of the continent are experiencing extreme heat. Germany, France, Poland and the Czech Republic have all recorded their highest-ever June temperatures BBC News reported.

In Spain firefighters are battling Catalonia’s worst wildfires in 20 years: Eight provinces are on red alert while temperatures are expected to rise above 42C in many areas: The Italian ministry of health has reported emergency levels of heat in 16 cities: Full Report Here: https://t.me/acenewsdaily/178798

Several people are believed to have lost their lives as a result of the extreme temperatures, including two who died from suspected heatstroke in Spain: One, a 17-year-old farm worker in Córdoba, went into convulsions after cooling down in the farm swimming pool, while an 80-year-old man died on a street in the northern city of Valladolid.

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In France Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said a drowning was taking place every day and warned that the heat was making people “take risks”: A six-year-old child was also in a serious condition after being thrown into the air by the force of a water jet from a fire hydrant that had been opened by residents in Saint Denis, north of Paris.

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: June.28: 2019:

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