UK: experts, with record heat thousands of people at risk of death
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UK: experts, with record heat thousands of people at risk of death

The country, which is about to touch 40 degrees centigrade, has proclaimed an alert level 4

Thousands of people could die in UK as a result of the current record heatwave that has hit Europe and the UK. This is the alarm raised by British experts.

The country, which is about to touch 40 degrees Celsius, has proclaimed an alert level 4. For the United Kingdom Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) this index is equivalent to the risk that “disease and death can also occur among people fit and healthy, and not just in high-risk groups. “

According to the Guardian, health workers’ fear is that people living alone on the upper floors of buildings may be in more danger, as was the case in Paris in 2003. Last year, two minor heatwaves caused about 1,600 excess deaths, according to official data.