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Heat wave kills 13 in several counties

The heat wave that has covered Romania has killed several people, particularly in Vaslui County where seven people died in a single day and another person is in a coma.

Extreme temperatures took a toll in Iasi and Arges counties too, with a total of 13 people losing their lives because of the very high temperatures.

Likewise, emergency services received thousands of calls after people collapsed because of the heat. Meteorologists have issued yellow code heat warnings for most of the counties, warnings that have been extended over a number of days.

Fortunately, temperatures will drop slightly in the following period, but the heat wave will be replaced by rains and storms. In fact, on Sunday meteorologists issued a yellow code storm warning for 28 counties. The warning will come into force on Monday at 10 a.m. and will expire on Tuesday at the same hour. The quantity of rain will surpass 60 litres per square metre over limited areas. Worst affected will be the mountainous areas, Banat, Crisana, Maramures, Transylvania, western Oltenia and northern Moldavia.

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