No less than 100 folks have died over the previous two weeks in Mexico as a result of heat-related causes as temperatures climbed near 50 levels Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) in elements of the nation, the well being ministry stated on Thursday.
A 3-week-long warmth wave this month strained the power grid with document demand, compelled authorities to droop lessons in some areas and left many Mexicans sweltering.
Over two-thirds of the deaths got here the week of June 18-24, with the rest the earlier week, the ministry stated in a report on excessive temperatures. Throughout the identical interval final 12 months, only one heat-related fatality was registered.
Practically all of the deaths have been attributed to warmth stroke, with a handful from dehydration. Round 64% of the deaths occurred in northern state of Nuevo Leon bordering Texas. A lot of the relaxation have been in neighboring Tamaulipas and Veracruz on the Gulf coast.
In current days, temperatures have fallen because the wet season has introduced much-needed precipitation.
Nevertheless, some northern cities are nonetheless seeing excessive temperatures. Within the state of Sonora, the city of Aconchi noticed highs of 49 levels Celsius (120 Fahrenheit) on Wednesday.
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