Nine die from heat in Canary Islands

29th July 2004, Comments 0 comments

29 July 2004, LAS PALMAS - Nine people have died from the heat in the Canary Islands, authorities said Thursday.

29 July 2004

LAS PALMAS - Nine people have died from the heat in the Canary Islands, authorities said Thursday.

The health authorities on the popular holiday islands were also investigating if three other deaths were due to temperatures which have reached 45 degrees Celsius.

María del Mar Julios, a spokesman for the regional health authority, said six people died near Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria.

Three others died as a result of heat-related symptoms on Santa Cruz in Tenerife.

Post-mortems were being carried out Thursday into the deaths of a man who died in Lanzarote from what is thought to be a heat-related condition.

Two other post-mortems were being carried out in Tenerife into deaths which medics believe could have been related to the heat.
 
Authorities said most of those who died were elderly people.

The latest person to die from the heat was a 90-year-old woman who died Thursday in the Hospital Insular de Gran Canaria.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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