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At least 1 dead, 40 hospitalized in Southwest heat wave

- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 30, 2013

A man has died and at least another 40 people have been hospitalized in Las Vegas in heat-related incidents since Friday as a heat wave continues to bake the Southwest.

Forecasters said temperatures in Las Vegas shot up to 115 degrees on Saturday afternoon. Paramedics responded to a home without air conditioning and found an elderly man dead, the Associated Press reported.

They said another elderly man suffered a heatstroke when the air conditioner in his car went out for several hours while he was on a long road trip. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

"We will probably start to see a rise in calls Sunday and Monday as the event prolongs," Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said in a statement. "People's bodies will be more agitated the longer the event lasts and people may require medical assistance."

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