France: More than 100 countries suffer from a shortage of drinking water

The French government has set up a crisis team to tackle the historic drought that has left more than 100 municipalities short of drinking water.

Water trucks are transporting water to these areas, as "there is nothing left in the pipes", said Minister for Environmental Transition Christophe Becho.

The prime minister's office said it was the worst drought on record in France.

Water use is being restricted in 93 districts.

Dry conditions are expected to last for at least two weeks.

State energy company EDF has been forced to cut production at some nuclear power plants, as river water temperatures are too high for sufficient cooling, AFP news agency reported.

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