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Heat Kills IL Man

(CNN)--The heat wave scorching much of the U-S is believed to have killed a man in southern Illinois.

Mitsunari Uechi was found unconscious last night (Sunday) with a 104-degree body temperature in his Granite City home.

The home did not have any air conditioner.

Medical examiners say initial indications are he died of a heat stroke.

They say he was at a high risk for heat-related dangers because he suffered from chronic medical problems.

The area is under an excessive heat warning for the day.

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