France takes steps to avoid repeat of deadly 2003 heatwave

France's national weather service put 47 areas on Orange alert and government implemented health measures as hot spell looks set to last.

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As temperatures continue to soar across France, government and health officials have implemented measures they hope will avoid a repeat of the infamous 2003 heat wave that caused thousands of deaths throughout the country, reports FRANCE 24.