Five Million In Southwest China Face Power Cuts In Heatwave

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  BEIJING, China (AFP) — More than five million people in southwest China were facing rolling power cuts Wednesday as a heatwave creates an electricity supply crunch that has forced factories to stop work. Temperatures across Sichuan province have surpassed 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in recent days, causing demand for air conditioning to spike. The region also relies heavily on dams to generate its electricity but the heat has caused reservoirs to dry up, […]