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Heat Wave Brings Serbia to a Standstill

Serbia
July 19, 2007
Belgrade _ Serbs have been warned to avoid swimming, driving and working in the middle of the day as the country sweats through a heat wave above 40 degrees Celsius.
Calls to emergency services throughout the country have skyrocketed, mainly from the sick and the elderly. In Belgrade alone hundreds of people asked for emergency medical aid due to heat exhaustion.
Belgrade city officials deployed some 30 water tankers to bus and train stations and major squares, urging citizens to drink and wet their head to avoid heatstroke.
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