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Southern China wilts under heat wave

Updated: 2013-08-01 07:43
By Wang Qian in Beijing and Yan Yiqi in Hangzhou, Zhejiang ( China Daily)

Southern China wilts under heat wave

Top: A boy cooks an egg and shrimp on a manhole cover in a road in Jinan, Shandong province, on Wednesday. Many cities around China are suffering sweltering heat, and experts say the situation will continue until mid-August. Below: Raw bacon is 80 percent cooked in about 80 minutes on a road in Shanghai on Tuesday. The thermometer shows the temperature was more than 60 C. Top: Zheng Tao / for China Daily; Below: Pei Xin / Xinhua

An extended and deadly heat wave is cooking the southern parts of China, with temperatures hitting record highs in seven provinces and regions on Tuesday.

Southern China wilts under heat wave

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