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Europe hit by soaring temperatures

Parts of southern Europe are experiencing a sustained heatwave, with temperatures in some areas exceeding 40 degrees Celsius.

In Sarajevo, Bosnia, emergency services treated more than 600 people for heat-related complaints in 24 hours.

Many Serbians escaped the city to cool off by a lake near Belgrade.

Emily Thomas reports.

  • 30 Jul 2013
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