Experts from the Institute of Health Carlos III in Spain published information on mortality in the country due to abnormal heat. Compared to 2021, it has grown 4 times – in the Pyrenees, 2064 people died from extremely high temperatures.
According to the daily mortality monitoring system, on July 18 and 19, when the average air temperature in Spain was +38…+40°C, 184 people died.
As noted, most of the dead are elderly people. But experts remind that even young people can die from the heat. Among the dead were 10 children under the age of 14.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has asked all working citizens of the country not to wear ties to make it easier to endure the heat.