Thu, August 19, 2010

Scorching heat ravages China

Heatwave too hot to handle for some

A man collapsed and died in Beijing Railway Station square. Emergency doctors said it was probably the heat that triggered the man's heart attack. Full story

BACKGROUND

Heat wave to continue

The heat wave spreading across the nation has brought into sharp focus labor safety standards, especially for those involved in outdoor work.

POLL

How do you stay cool when the weather is hot?
Jump in a pool/splash.
Stay inside with the A/C blasting.
Go to an ice skating rink.
Others

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Water and heat

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Enjoy cool in water

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Sizzling heat due to continue across China

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