Parts of Europe are experiencing their most extreme heat in more than a decade as temperatures hit 44 degrees Celsius.

Several countries have issued health warnings as this week’s record-breaking weather conditions continue to affect swathes of the continent.

Sweltering temperatures in Italy have sparked wildfires, and dozens of towns and cities are on the health ministry’s maximum heat alert.

The heatwave has left some regions facing the threat of severe drought.

At least two people have died – one in Romania and one in Poland – and dozens more have been taken to hospital suffering from conditions related to the extreme weather, Reuters news agency reports.



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