27 Jun, 2023 @ 08:00
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Heatwave in Spain claims first victim

Heat warnings in Spain: Highs of 38C in the south this week as weather experts predict a very hot July

A 47-year-old farmer has become Spain’s first heat wave-related victim.

The man, who had previous pathologies, died after going to plough on an agricultural farm in the town of Aznalcóllar (Sevilla) last Saturday, June 24.

According to sources from the Regional Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs, the man suffered a heatstroke at around 1pm and collapsed as he worked in his own fields.

The victim was initially assisted by one of his sons and then evacuated to the health centre of the municipality, with core hyperthermia above 40°C.

Unfortunately, the doctors were unable to save him and he died later that same day.

The funeral was held on Sunday in the parish church of Nuestra Señora de Consolación de Aznalcóllar.

Red weather alert for searing heat

According to Spain’s Met Office, the extreme weather is likely to last until Thursday, June 29, and could see temperatures as high as 44ºC in parts of the peninsula.

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Cristina Hodgson

Half English, half Spanish animal person. Cristina loves writing about all things fitness, travel and culture, she is also a script writer and novelist. When she's not typing away, you can find her enjoying outdoor sports somewhere off the beaten track in Andalucia. If you have a story get in touch! newsdesk@theolivepress.es

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