Two men latest heat fatalities

Thursday, August 16, 2007

ST. LOUIS -- Two more people have succumbed to the blistering heat that has settled over the region for two weeks, even as the temperature at Lambert Airport in St. Louis reached 105 on Wednesday, breaking the record of 104 degrees set in 1936.

The latest heat fatalities in St. Louis were older men, the city said.

One victim is a 60-year-old man who was found by a neighbor inside his home Monday, the city said. He lived alone and had no air conditioning or fan.

The second victim is a 76-year-old man who was found Tuesday, the city said. He had no air conditioner, but a fan was in use.

That brings to five the number of deaths in St. Louis from the August heat wave. The others are an 81-year-old man, a 73-year-old woman, and an 88-year-old man.

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