No sympathy from me

 No sympathy from me here ....from a country of soul less and  theiving and brainwashing who have no respect for life......especially animals .....its the  most servile country in the world  ....their total disregard  for life on any level    makes  me   total  despise the whole nation .....payback is a bitch 





Heatwaves in dozens of Chinese cities buckle roads, pop roof tiles

BEIJING (Reuters) -China's commercial capital of Shanghai and dozens of other Chinese cities baked in scorching temperatures as unusually hot weather buckled roads, popped roof tiles and drove people to seek the cool in raid shelters underground.

By 3 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Tuesday, 86 cities had issued red alerts, the highest in a three-tier warning system, warning of temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) in the next 24 hours. Construction and other outdoor work are to be halted.

Shanghai, which is still fighting sporadic outbreaks of COVID-19, told its population of 25 million to prepare for hot weather this week after issuing its first red alert in five years on Sunday. Since record-keeping began in 1873, Shanghai has had just 15 days of temperatures exceeding 40 degrees.

Vendors reported surging sales of ice cream, melons and crayfish chilled in liquor, a popular summertime dish. At a sprawling Shanghai wildlife park, eight tonnes of ice are used each day to keep lions, pandas and other animals cool.

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In a photograph shared on social media, a COVID health worker in a full-body hazmat suit hugged a one-metre (3-foot) tall block of ice by a road.

"This year, the heat has arrived a little earlier than before," said Shanghai resident Zhu Daren, as her five-year-old son played at a water fountain.

"Although it is just July, I feel the warm weather has already reached the high point. Basically, you need to turn on the air-conditioning when you get home and put on some sunscreen when you go out."

THREE FURNACES

China's summer of contrasts this year has brought havoc from heatwaves and heavy rainfall in turn. Authorities citing climate change have warned against disasters from mid-July, usually the hottest and wettest time of year.

In a town in the southern province of Jiangxi province, a section of a road arched up at least 15 cms (6 inches) because of the heat, state television showed.

Nanjing, one of China's three "furnaces" notorious for their searing summers, has opened its underground air-raid shelters to residents since Sunday, with its war-time bunkers equipped with WiFi, books, water dispensers and even microwave ovens.



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