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France Details Plan to Avert Heat Deaths

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France Details Plan to Avert Heat Deaths

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France Details Plan to Avert Heat Deaths

France Details Plan to Avert Heat Deaths

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The French government has unveiled its plans to prevent the deaths of elderly people in the heat waves forecast for this summer. Nearly 15,000 old people died in France in August 2003, when temperatures reached record levels. The deaths caused a national scandal; the French government promised it would never happen again.

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