Extreme Heat in Mexico: Death Toll Exceeds 150

The death toll in Mexico due to the heat wave that has persisted since the beginning of the year has risen to 155.

Publication: 21.06.2024 - 11:11
Extreme Heat in Mexico: Death Toll Exceeds 150
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According to reports in the Mexican press, as the extreme heat continues to affect the country, the number of fatalities is increasing, and water levels in reservoirs are decreasing.

Since the beginning of 2024, 155 people, mostly in Veracruz, have died due to the extreme heat.

Temperatures have exceeded 45 degrees Celsius in the states of Veracruz, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and San Luis Potosi.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, 30 people died from high temperatures between June 13 and 18 alone.

Approximately 2,567 people have been hospitalized due to heatstroke, according to media reports.

It is anticipated that the scorching heat will continue until October 5.

Meanwhile, in some states, the rapid increase in evaporation rates has caused reservoir water levels to drop to critical levels.

The National Meteorological Service announced on June 9 that a new heat wave would affect the entire country and advised individuals with chronic illnesses to avoid going outside during certain hours unless necessary.