Bordeaux region bans outdoor events as heat wave hits France

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PARIS (Reuters) – The Gironde department around Bordeaux banned outdoor public events and those at indoor venues without air conditioning, a local official told public radio on Friday, as France is gripped by an early heat wave. Local prefect Fabienne Buccio told France Bleu radio that concerts and large gatherings, including some of the official June 18 Resistance celebrations, were called off from Friday afternoon, while private celebrations, such as weddings would still be allowed. Temperatures in many of France’s areas hit 40 Celsius for the first time this year on Thursday and they are ex…

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