Death of 10-Year-Old Girl During NYC Heat Wave Ruled Heat-Related

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011  |  Updated 12:08 PM EDT
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The death of a 10-year-old girl last week during the heat wave that swept across the nation has been ruled heat-related.

The medical examiner said Tuesday that the Brooklyn girl died from hyperthermia on Saturday. She is described as having an underlying medical condition, and died at home. The ME would not give additional details.

Temperatures during the eight-day heat wave set records around the region, with a high around 100 degrees on the day she died.

The medical examiner said there was no power outage reported in the area where the girl died.

The child's death is the second confirmed to be heat-related in New York City. A 94-year-old woman also died of hyperthermia in Brooklyn on Saturday.

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