BBC Weather: European heat waves "intensify" across the region
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Due to the low water level, two shipwrecks dating back to World War IIhave appeared on the Po River. did. This happens after a record-breaking heat wave hits the north of the Italian peninsula. In the country, temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius were recorded in June, with peaks of about 38 to 40 degrees Celsius.
Normally, only the steel noses of two ships are visible from the surface during the summer.
However, the 55-meter-long Ostilia and the second ship, Jibero, resurfaced completely after the water level dropped to record lows.
A vehicle was also found in the river.
On April 23, 1945, during the last few weeks of the war, German-owned vehicles were pushed into the water by the Germans to prevent them from falling into the hands of the Allies.
Sinking revealed in Italy's drought Shipped in a drought river that has become(Image: Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP)
Vehicles will be moved to the museum after restoration.
However, no attempt has been made to find two shipwrecks.
The mayor of Guardieri, Renzo Bergamini, who discovered the ship, told local media: "These are large structures and will be difficult to recover, if not impossible.
" We run the risk of damaging them. "
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Two shipwrecks dating back to World War II have emerged on the Po River.(Image: Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP)
At the end of June, the Po River was about 3.4 meters below sea level(Image: Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP)
To the outlet Reggionline, he added:
"They feel good here."
Explaining the history of the ship, Bergamini said: "Both barges sank in 1944. 103}
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Temperature record for the whole of Europe(Image: Express)
After the restoration, the relics will be moved to the museum. Was expressed as "alert".
He told the guards ian: "In recent years, I saw the bow of the ship, so I knew it was there, but in March, when it was still winter, the ship was exposed. I was very worried when I saw them.
"I have never seen such a drought at this time of the year. In the past, river floods were a major concern, but now I'm worried that the river will disappear. "
Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP (Image: Getty)
At the end of June, the Po River was about 3.4 meters below sea level, last August. It is about 0.5 meters higher than the peak.
Drought is the most serious drought the region has seen in 70 years.
As a result, the inhabitants of the city of Po Valley were forced to distribute water.
Drought worsened due to low snowfall last winter. This means that the spring snowmelt of glaciers in the Alps has already added less water to the river, so the water level is already lower than normal.
Additional report by Maria Ortega.