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Deadly Heatwave Claims Over 100 Lives in Mexico

…….being attributed by scientists to the record-breaking high temperatures experienced in many nations..





The Mexican government has reported that over 100 individuals have lost their lives as a result of extreme heat in June, following a series of heatwaves in the country. Adverse weather conditions, intensified by global warming, are being attributed by scientists to the record-breaking high temperatures experienced in many nations.

Between June 12 and 25, Mexico recorded more than 1,000 heat-related emergencies, of which 104 resulted in fatalities, according to data released by the health ministry on Wednesday. Additionally, eight deaths were previously reported between April 14 and May 31, bringing the total number of deaths to 112.

The primary cause of death was heat stroke, followed by dehydration, as indicated by the health ministry. The northern regions of Mexico, particularly the northeastern state of Nuevo Leon with 64 deaths and the neighboring state of Tamaulipas with 19 deaths (bordering the US state of Texas, which has also experienced extreme heat), reported the highest number of fatalities.

The health ministry reported a maximum temperature of 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit) in the northwestern state of Sonora this week. It further stated that average maximum temperatures in Mexico during the summer typically range between 30 and 45 degrees Celsius.

Authorities have issued a warning that another heatwave could impact the country’s population of 127 million people starting on July 1.

In May, the United Nations cautioned that the period from 2023 to 2027 is highly likely to be the warmest five-year span ever recorded due to the combination of greenhouse gases and El Nino, resulting in soaring temperatures.

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