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Two More Heat-Related Deaths In Philadelphia

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By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – City health officials have confirmed two more deaths are attributable, at least in part, to the long wave of sweltering heat in the area.

Health Department Spokesman Jeff Moran says both of the men were found on Friday.

Medical examiners confirmed that their deaths were caused from the combination of heart disease and heat exposure.

According to Moran, one of the victims was a 63-year-old man who was found in Northeast Philadelphia in an area with no air conditioning, and the windows were closed.

Moran says the second victim was a 53-year-old man who was found in Southwest Philadelphia, also in an area with no air conditioning and no windows.

Moran says there have been a total of three heat-related deaths in Philadelphia since July 1st and a total of six since the start of the summer season.

 

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