Earlier this week highs touching 51 deg C (124 deg F) hit parts of India making it the hottest place on the planet, however, Kuwait has smashed that weighing in with an astonishing 52.2 degrees C, (126 deg F).
Kuwait on Saturday recorded the highest temperatures in the world; reaching 52.2 degrees Celsius in the shadows and 63 degrees Celsius under direct sunlight, according to Al Qabas newspaper.
Kuwait yesterday recorded the first death as a direct result of the unbearable temperatures, reports Al-Rai daily.
The daily added, the victim died in Surrah as a result of heatstroke.
When the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry received a report, security and the emergency medical personnel rushed to the spot and found the man dead.
Some of his work tools were found next to the body.
The forensic report showed the man died as a result of sunstroke because of his prolonged stay under the direct heat of the sun.
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