Friday, July 1, 2022

A teenager died from heat stroke in Spain


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

A 17-year-old agricultural worker was confirmed dead by a heat stroke here, the first death case recorded after the heat waves hit Spain and several European countries.

The incident happened after the teenager was reportedly suddenly feeling dizzy and decided to take a bath in the pool, but he suffered a seizure when he got out of the pool, then fainted.

The government of the Andalusian province in southern Spain, in a statement said, teenager was brought to an emergency unit in Cordoba.

Statement said, the teenager was confirmed dead when receiving heart treatment.

Spain is hit by heat waves with temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius and higher in some areas throughout the country. It is expected to continue until late Saturday.

In the meantime, 34 provinces of 50 territories in Spain have already issued fire alerts, especially in Catalonia, when firefighters fired firefighters, which had destroyed the area of ​​6,500 hectares.

About 400 firefighters extinguished fires all night, while aircraft and helicopters were ordered to control the fire, in the morning.

Home Minister Catalan, Miquel Buch advised all residents to take precautionary measures.

Austria is also experiencing a heat wave, which is expected to peak on Friday, with a temperature of about 40 degrees Celsius, an unusual weather in Austria and Central Europe, which is characterized by low temperatures in most months of the year.

Media sources in Vienna said on late Monday that weather experts warned that climate change was expanding, pointing to the rise of heatwaves in Central Europe.

Weather experts have already warned that children, the elderly and the sick should get out as little as possible during heatwaves, the sources said.

The sources pointed to increased fears of forest fires, noting that there is a significant threat to agriculture due to drought.

On Thursday, French parliament has declared the “climate emergency”. The deputies of the Paris National Assembly took a majority, a submission by the government, which is referred to an “environmental and climate emergency”. Environment Minister Francois de Rugy spoke of a “political declaration”. Temperatures of 40 degrees or more had previously been measured in several French regions. On Friday, the previous heat record of 44.1 degrees of 2003 could fall.

Read also: French parliament declared climate emergency

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