heat wave

Belgian woman survives heat wave ordeal trapped in a car

  • From her hospital bed, Bastide, 45, told state broadcaster RTBF that during the first night entombed in her car, her cellphone rang constantly but she was in such pain she couldn’t reach it
  • Temperatures in Belgium rose to over 40 C (104 F) last week, but Bastide survived on water she collected when a storm hit
By AP ·

'Lucifer' heat wave holds Italy, eastern Europe in fiery grip

By Maja Zuvela and Aleksandar Vasovic | Reuters ·