VIDEO: ‘Temperatures are breaking records’

Dozens of people across western US states have been treated for exhaustion and dehydration, as the region is continuing to bake in a heat wave.

Air-conditioned “cooling centres” have been set up in California, Nevada and Arizona, as officials warn the heat could be life-threatening.

Temperatures in some areas are expected to be near 54C (130F) – close to the world’s all-time record.

Spencer Lubitz a reporter with KNTV in Las Vegas spoke to BBC News about the effect of the extreme heat.

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