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US heatwave: New record temperatures

Temperatures have reached as high as 40 degrees centigrade, as a heatwave sweeps across 22 US states.

The heat is being blamed for the deaths of at least 30 people, some of whom died after power cuts left them without air conditioning.

Rajesh Mirchandani reports from Washington DC.

  • 08 Jul 2012
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