Italian heatwave melts unlucky Renault
This is the dramatic moment a car melted due to blistering heat in Carole, Italy.
Temperatures in the coastal town have reached 37C and have already claimed the lives of more than 100 pensioners.With tourists being warned to take precautions against the heat, Italy has experienced record temperatures and unfortunately, this Renault was left misshaped and deformed from the incredible heat.
A 48-year-old taxi driver from Folkestone captured the remarkable event as plastic trim pieces dripped off the side of the car.
John Westbrook told the MailOnline that "the car was parked parallel to the beach and had been there for a few days - it was just the pure heat of the sun beating down that made it melt".
He went on to say how "even bits of the bumper were melted and the wing mirrors were starting to buckle".
The car was said to have been sat in the same place for a few days, meaning that the plastic and rubber was even more likely to melt due to long exposure. Cars are tested before production to withstand extreme temperatures, which makes this case even stranger.
According to environment agency reports, the temperatures that north-western Italy has experienced has left 140 pensioners dead in the first ten days of July this year.
Farm animals have been given air conditioning and tourists have been placing their mobile phones in the fridge in order to keep them cool, reports suggest. In Cyrpus, the heatwave has caused steering wheels to melt and owners were forced to wear oven gloves in order to drive.
Author - Jack Evans