A sharp rise in temperatures has caused a red alert in 68 Chinese cities the roofs are melting, and the roads are sagging

(ORDO NEWS) — Dozens of Chinese cities are suffering from scorching temperatures with heat waves hot enough to melt rooftops and crash roads.

On July 12, 2022, a red warning was issued in 68 cities, the highest level in China’s three-level heat wave warning system.

As temperatures are expected to rise above 40°C (104°F), Shanghai’s 25 million residents have been warned to prepare for hot weather.

In the southwestern city of Chongqing, tiles on the roof of a museum building have melted. In Nanjing, underground bomb shelters were opened so that the population would not freeze.

China is experiencing a summer of contrasts throughout its vast territory: heavy rains and floods have hit large parts of the north and southwest of the country.

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