BLISTER IN THE SUN: Heat Wave Kills 15 Over 4 Days

yellowsun.gifINQUIRER: The recent heat wave was blamed for seven more deaths in the city yesterday, bringing to 15 the number of people to succumb during the four days of 90-plus temperatures. All but one – a 53-year-old man who died of heatstroke outdoors – were found in overheated houses, some sealed tight. The toll far surpassed the three heat-related deaths recorded last year. There were seven heat deaths in 2003, two in 2004, 23 in 2005, and 27 in 2006, officials said. MORE

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