Aug 14, 2016

3 dead in Philadelphia heat wave

Philadelphia, PA
USA
by
Allen Cone
,
UPI
Temperatures this weekend have been close to triple-digits in the Northeast, including Philadelphia, where three deaths have been linked to the weather. Photo: Vladis Chern / Shutterstock
Temperatures this weekend have been close to triple-digits in the Northeast, including Philadelphia, where three deaths have been linked to the weather. Photo: Vladis Chern / Shutterstock

A third person has died in the heat wave that has scorched the Philadelphia metro area, the city's Health Department confirmed Sunday.

The agency said an unidentified 59-year-old man from North Philadelphia had diabetes and congestive heart failure.

On Saturday, the deaths of a 67-year-old woman from Brewerytown and an 82-year-old woman from Port Richmond died as a result of the heat. Both women also had preexisting medical conditions.

In all, seven heat-related deaths have been reported this summer