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Family Sues After Son Dies on 'Aggressive' Boy Scouts Hike

'He wasn't prepared' for advanced hike, parents say

(Newser) - The grieving parents of 15-year-old Reid Comita say he died after going on a hike the Boy Scouts should never have sent him on. The Texas teenager died from heat stroke in June while on an "Intro to Backpacking" course that would have been his final task to become... More »

65K Heatstroke Cases, Morgues Overrun in Pakistan

Weeklong heat wave has now claimed 1.2K people

(Newser) - A devastating weeklong heat wave in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi killed 1,233 people, an official said. Nazar Mohammad Bozdar, operations director at the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, said about 65,000 heatstroke patients were treated by doctors at all of Karachi's hospitals since June 20... More »

Family Sues After Teen Dies Trapped in Locked Car

Girl, 14, couldn't escape after doors locked from outside

(Newser) - A California family is suing BMW after their vehicle became a death trap for their 14-year-old daughter . Graciela Martinez's older brother drove her to school in the family's 1997 BMW 328i early one morning last fall and left her inside to get extra sleep before classes began. He... More »

California Teen Dies Trapped in Car at School

She has heat stroke after apparent lock malfunction

(Newser) - A 14-year-old California girl is dead after reportedly getting trapped in her family’s car at her high school. Graciela Martinez was found Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of Madera South High School, located about 25 miles north of Fresno. Police say the 1997 BMW had some sort of... More »

Louisiana Tech Mascot Dies of Heat Stroke

Worker who left dog outside, covered up death, fired

(Newser) - Louisiana Tech fans suffered anxiety and then heartbreak because of a negligent animal care worker who left their beloved mascot outside in 100-degree heat. The English bulldog, Tech XX, died of heat stroke, but the worker covered up the death, telling people that the dog had gone missing, reports the... More »

Jury Clears School Coach in Player's Heat Death

(Newser) - A former Kentucky high school football coach has been acquitted in the death of a player who collapsed at a practice where the team was put through a series of sprints on a hot summer day. It was a rare criminal prosecution of a coach in a player's heat-related death.... More »

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