- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) - There have been a total of 12 heat deaths in southern Nevada this year, following an unprecedented stretch of viciously hot weather.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that (https://bit.ly/2sS81Nj ) there are now a dozen people who have died of heat-related causes in 2016.

That’s according to a tally as of Tuesday by the Clark County coroner’s office.

It’s not clear when the deaths occurred, but at least some were reported between June 15 and June 26, when the Las Vegas area was under an extended excessive heat warning.

The scorching heat pushed Las Vegas to tie its record high temperature of 117 degrees (47.2 degrees Celsius) on June 20.

The coroner’s office said 98 heat-related deaths were recorded in the county last year.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, https://www.lvrj.com

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