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Heatwave claims first victims

The number of people suffering medical complications due to the ongoing heatwave in Slovakia is rising daily, with the highest number of cases reported by the emergency services in Bratislava and Banská Bystrica Regions. The heatwave has also claimed its first life, the TASR newswire reported.

The number of people suffering medical complications due to the ongoing heatwave in Slovakia is rising daily, with the highest number of cases reported by the emergency services in Bratislava and Banská Bystrica Regions. The heatwave has also claimed its first life, the TASR newswire reported.

A 94-year-old woman from Košice Region died on July 2 from serious dehydration.

“She collapsed because of the heat, and died within half an hour of being admitted to hospital, despite our efforts,” a senior doctor from Louis Pasteur University Hospital in Košice, Zoltán Sidor, told TASR.

The heat is also believed to have contributed to the death of a 62-year-old bus driver who collapsed at Bratislava’s main bus station, in Mlynské Nivy, on Tuesday, July 3.

Boris Chmel, spokesperson for the emergency services operation centre, told the TASR newswire that cases of collapse affected by heat and lack of fluids are gradually increasing. While during the weekend they had to attend 115 cases on Saturday, June 30, and 126 on Sunday, July 1, on Monday, July 2, the number rose to 162 cases, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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