Last Updated: Friday, July 10, 2015

Italy heat wave death toll reaches 11 as two more fatalities confirmed


Two more people died Wednesday due to heat wave in Italy bringing the death toll over the past week to eleven.

A man collapsed on a beach in Cagliari and another 48-year-old Romanian died while fishing in Verona province, The Local reported quoting Meteoweb.

Last week, at least nine elderly people died of heat wave in Italy. Meanwhile, a tornado in Venice claimed life of a person and injured atleast thirty people Wednesday night. Tornado hit Dolo, between Venice and Padua on the Riviera della Brenta.

The Italian health ministry has activated summer telephone hotline for heat-related emergencies and advice. The number, 1500, has been activated from the Ministry of Health trained to give advice and coordinate assistance regarding heat-related emergencies, ANSA reported.

Heat wave has soared across Europe. A heat wave set a record in Germany as 104.54 Fahrenheit was measured in Kitzingen, northern Bavaria, on Sunday afternoon. It is the highest level in Germany since measurements began in 1881.