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Summer heat kills labourer

Dubai Hospital emergency dept says worker found unconscious near Naif, dies from heat stroke.

The Dubai summer has claimed the life of 20 year-old man, who died on Monday at Dubai Hospital from heat stroke, UAE daily Gulf News reported on Wednesday.

Mohammad Al Jamal, head of the emergency department at Dubai Hospital, told the newspaper the man was taken to hospital after police found him unconscious near Naif.

Attempts to save the man’s life were unsuccessful, he said.

The man’s temperature was 44 degrees, while the normal body temperature is 37 degrees. The hospital was now trying to determine the man's identity who was believed to be a labourer.

A 28-year-old worker also had to be resuscitated and treated for heat exhaustion at the Rashid Hospital Trauma Centre on Tuesday, the newspaper said.

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