New York heat wave kills four

Jul 23, 2013

The heat wave that hit New York last week killed four elderly people, the office of the city's chief medical examiner (OCME)said Monday.

The four victims all succumbed to , which occurs when a body absorbs more heat than it can release. Two women, 81 and 83, died of the condition on Saturday, a day after two men, aged 78 and 88, succumbed in similar circumstances.

The deaths came towards the end of a seven-day heat wave in which temperatures soared as high as 109 degrees Fahrenheit (42.7 Celsius).

The started to ease on Sunday and the peak temperature on Monday was a much more comfortable 80 Fahrenheit (27C).

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Where are all of the dummies who discount the the risks of hyperthermia.

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