Temperatures in Kuwait that have soared above 40 degrees Celsius have led to an entire truck being filmed as its wheels melted into the scorching asphalt it was parked on.
The video, shared widely among social media users on Tuesday, is a remarkable insight into the country’s extreme heatwave, accompanied by high levels of dust in the air.
The temperature reportedly hit 49 degrees Celsius earlier this week.
The weather has forced Kuwait’s Municipality to introduce evening burials and funeral prayers until September.
The evening prayers were introduced after several people complained they could not attend funeral processions in the heat.
“The measure is part of the municipality’s keenness on easing the process for the relatives of the deceased and for the mourners attending the funeral,” Faisal Al Awadhi, head of the funeral affairs department at the municipality, was quoted as saying by Kuwait News Agency.