Heat Wave Kills 41 in the US

by VR Sreeraman on Aug 19 2007 2:09 PM

A heat wave has been blamed for 41 deaths in South and Midwest regions of the US with high temperatures being recorded in some areas in the past 10 days, the NBC reported.

In Memphis, Tennessee, at least nine people due to the heat wave. A woman fell victim to the high temperatures Thursday while waiting to visit Elvis Presley's grave at Graceland, the report said Friday.

A nuclear plant had to shut down one of its units in Alabama because the water being drawn from the Tennessee River was too hot.

The brutal heat has claimed at least four victims in Georgia.

In Alabama, bus drivers said the temperatures inside their vehicles have climbed to as high as 50 degrees Celsius during the heat wave.

Weather forecasters expect the temperature to cool down a little bit over the weekend in these areas.