WHO: Heat wave in Europe killed 15,000 people in 2022

The World Health Organization estimates that at least 15,000 people died due to the high temperatures observed in the summer of 2022 in Europe.

The corresponding statistics were published by the Director of the WHO European Bureau Hans Kluge at the climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

4.5 thousand people died from the heat in Germany, 4 thousand in Spain, 3200 in the UK, 1000 in Portugal.

Kluge also said that over the past 50 years, at least 148,000 people have died due to extreme temperatures in Europe.

Earlier it was reported that in 2018 about 104 thousand people died from the heat in Europe, in 2003, according to various estimates, from 25 thousand to 70 thousand people.

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