Russia: Moscow deaths doubled in heatwave: Ifax

Reuters: The death rate in Moscow has doubled as wildfires have blanketed the capital with toxic smoke amid Russia's worst heatwave in over a century, Interfax cited the city's health department chief as saying on Monday. The official, Alexander Seltsovsky, did not give a specific time frame or number of deaths, but indicated heat and pollution were the cause of the increase, according to the report. "Mortality in Moscow has doubled recently," Interfax news agency quoted Seltsovsky as ......

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