2 more deaths blamed on heat in Philly region

    PHILADELPHIA  — A suburban Philadelphia coroner is blaming two more deaths on last week’s heat wave.

    Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Walter Hofman says two women died as a result of last week’s heat wave. He identified them as a 57-year-old resident of Rockledge and a 71-year-old Lansdale resident.

    Hofman says the Rockledge woman was found dead July 2. The Lansdale woman was found July 3. Both deaths were the result of heart disease with heat stress a contributing cause.

    The Intelligencer of Doylestown (http://bit.ly/MiHGuz ) reports neither woman’s home had air conditioning.

    At least eight Pennsylvania residents have suffered heat-related deaths.

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