As a Europe-wide heatwave draws nearer, France is making preparations to avoid a repeat of summer 2003, when supermarket store rooms had to be used as emergency morgues to deal with the huge number of heat-related deaths.
Around 15,000 people died as a result of the weather that summer, many of which were vulnerable elderly people who do not always have the feeling of thirst.
The county was unprepared for the weather and in response to mortuaries rapidly filling up, replacements were set up in refrigeration lorries.
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