Caution recommended as heat wave kills elderly man in Sevilla

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AS EXTREME temperatures continue in mainland Spain an 82-year-old man has died in Sevilla and two men aged 45 and 50 hospitalised in Madrid due to the heat.

The deceased had been in hospital since Tuesday (July 7) when he was admitted to Valme Hospital (Sevilla) after suffering heatstroke, the Junta de Andalucia regional government reported.

Another four people have been treated in the southern region for heatstroke over the last few days, the Junta said, two of whom remain in hospital in Huelva.

In Madrid region, a male cleaner aged 50 is in a critical condition at Gregorio Marañon University Hospital after suffering heatstroke on duty, Summa Emergency Services reported, and another aged 45 was admitted to Infanta Leonor Hospital for the same reason.

Madrid emergency services has reported that since June 25, 130 people in the region have needed treatment for heatstroke and recommended extra precautions are taken against the heat, and called for citizens to keep an extra eye on the elderly and children.

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