Russians drown fleeing record heat

Thousands die in drunken state after diving into rivers and lakes to escape unprecedented heat.

    Russia is baking in its hottest summer on record, but efforts to stay cool are having deadly consequences.

    The temperature in Moscow, the capital of Russia, hit 35 degrees Celsius on Thursday, which was recorded as the hottest day in 30 years.

    To escape the heat, many Russians are heading to lakes and rivers in droves. Unfortunately, they drink while doing so and many get drowned.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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