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At least 10 people have died due to the heat wave that affects San Luis Potosí, Mexico – Diario La Página – 2024-05-12 16:10:05

Health authorities reported this Friday the death of 10 people due to a possible relationship with high temperatures in San Luis Potosí, a state in central Mexico that has registered more than 50 degrees Celsius in the midst of the second heat wave that hits the country.

The Health Services of San Luis Potosí reported more than 40 people who have required hospitalization for symptoms related to heat stroke, in addition to confirming four deaths due to this condition and registering “six more under study.”

The general director of this agency, Ymuri Vaca Ávila, acknowledged that the entity faces “a critical situation.”

“An intense heat wave is hitting our state and it is especially in the Huasteca area (jungle region with indigenous presence) where temperatures have reached astonishing levels of up to more than 50 degrees,” the state official explained in a video on her social networks. .

Vaca Ávila warned of “a worrying increase” in people arriving at hospitals due to heat stroke, which “can be extremely dangerous.”

Most of these deaths would have been recorded in Ciudad Valles, the main city in the Huasteca region, according to local media.

These are the first deaths reported due to the second heat wave of the year in Mexico, where 10 cities broke their maximum temperature records between this Thursday and Friday.

At least 20 of the country’s 32 states recorded temperatures above 40 degrees this Friday, including 11 with heat above 45 degrees.

The Mexican Government anticipated at least five heat waves between March and July on April 16, when it registered 95 cases associated with temperatures and one death.

Temperature records in Puebla and Ciudad Victoria
This Friday, the state National Water Commission (Conagua) said that Ciudad Victoria, in the state of Tamaulipas, bordering the United States, recorded a temperature of 47.4 degrees C the day before, which exceeded the 46.0 degrees in May 1998.

While Puebla, a neighboring city of the capital, broke the oldest record on the list, of 34.3 degrees Celsius and which dated back to 1947. On Friday, the tourist colonial city reached 35.2 degrees Celsius, said the local newspaper Milenio.

The demand for electricity due to the heat also caused massive blackouts, which is why the National Energy Control Center (Cenace) declared this Friday the country’s electrical system, for the fourth consecutive day, in ‘Operational Alert State’.

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