Last week’s heat wave blamed for 4 deaths in NYC

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(PIX11) – The New York City medical examiner’s office has confirmed four people have died from heat related illnesses due to last week’s heatwave.

A 78-year-old Brooklyn man and an 81-year-old Manhattan woman died on Friday from hyperthermia, which is an abnormally high body temperature brought on by hot temperatures.

Two other elderly people, an 83-year-old Bronx woman and an 88-year-old Staten Island man, died of hyperthermia Saturday.
A 57-year-old man from Staten Island on July 8 was this summer’s first heat related death.
Last week’s heat wave’s was the city’s longest since 2006, where 40 New Yorkers died from heat related illnesses.

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