US: 100 people die in Mexico due to high temperature
At least 100 people have died over the past two weeks in Mexico due to heat-related causes as temperatures climbed close to 50 degrees Celsius in parts of the country. The health ministry said on Thursday, all the deaths were attributed to heat stroke, while some were caused due to dehydration.
A three-week-long heat wave this month strained the energy grid with record demand, forced authorities to suspend classes in some areas and left many Mexicans sweltering.
Heat-related incident in Southern US kills 12 people
In the Southern US, at least 12 people have been killed following heat-related incident in Texas and Louisiana as extreme temperatures continue to plague the country.
Eleven of the Texas heat-related deaths happened in under two weeks in Webb County, which includes Laredo, Dr. Corinne Stern, the county’s medical examiner, said. The dead ranged in age from 60 to 80 years old.
Hundreds of Texas residents have been sent to emergency rooms, breaking previous records.