Philly man fourth to die of heat-related causes in city during latest heat wave

A fourth heat-related death has been recorded in Philadelphia during the current heat wave, authorities said.

A spokesman for the city medical examiner’s office said Sunday that heat was a factor in the death of a 72-year-old West Philadelphia man whose other conditions included diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

Officials earlier said heat was a factor in the death of a 59-year-old North Philadelphia man, a 67-year-old North Philadelphia woman and an 82-year-old Northeast Philadelphia woman.

In addition to those four deaths during the current heat wave, four others died of heat-related causes this year.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the city until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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