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Renault Car Melting In Italy's Heatwave Captured By British Tourist

12/08/2015 10:11 BST | Updated 12/08/2015 10:59 BST

Summer holidays, by nature, are often hard-to-forget and for one British tourist his trip to northern Italy will undoubtedly be one to write home about.

John Westbrook from Kent captured the incredible moment a Renault Megane began melting as temperatures hit 37C (99F) in the coastal town of Caorle.

To his shock, the car had a deformed trim, light assembly and bumper.

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He told MailOnline:

"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 on it that made it melt."

"We drove past and just couldn't believe what we were seeing. Bits of the car were literally dripping off on to the road," he continued.

"Even bits of the bumper were melted and the wing mirrors were starting to buckle."

Westbrook who was on holiday with his wife, said the heat forced them to spend most their time in Carole, indoors.

The rising temperatures have triggered already a health warning as 140 pensioners have died as a result.

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