Heat cited in 4 deaths in Philly area

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - July 25, 2010

A suburban Philadelphia county is also citing heat as a factor in the deaths of two residents earlier in the week.

Department of Public Health spokesman Jeff Moran says hyperthermia was a factor in the death of a 90-year-old woman found by a relative in her South Philadelphia home. Moran says relatives have told officials that the woman had been using a fan with the windows shut despite efforts by family members to persuade her not to do so.

Moran says a 56-year-old Northeast Philadelphia resident was taken by a relative to the hospital, where he was treated for hyperthermia but did not survive.

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