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Mexicali reports first heat-related death of 2021

MEXICALI, B.C. (KYMA, KECY) - Mexicali police reported the first heat-related death of 2021.

The Mexicali Police Department said officers found a homeless man between the ages of 30-39 unconscious next to a highway last weekend. They have installed a hydration station near the Peregrino shelter to help vulnerable people, including the homeless and migrants.

The center has a capacity of 10-15 people per day and is open until 6 p.m. Anyone visiting the center has access to water, food and a bath. They will keep the center open all summer as temperatures continue to rise in Mexicali.

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