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Power grid shuts down as Iraq temperature exceeds 51C (123.8F) in heatwave from Hell

Strange Sounds

August 8, 2022


Iraq’s power grid has been fried by extreme temperatures exceeding 51C (123.8F), in a heatwave that’s forced authorities to step in as millions swelter.

Millions were left without power on Saturday as the electricity grid failed in the southern provinces of Basra, Dhi Qar and Maysan.

Reports of mass food spoilage and illness have forced authorities to take measures to keep the population safe due to the “noticeable rise in temperatures”.

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