Brooklyn death toll climbs due to heat wave

As the heat wave that gripped the city subsides, at least six Brooklyn residents are confirmed dead in its wake.Officials say some of the victims

EAST NEW YORK - As the heat wave that gripped the city subsides, at least six Brooklyn residents are confirmed dead in its wake.

Officials say some of the victims include a mother and her grown son who were found dead Friday in a building on Belmont Avenue. An 86-year-old woman, Anne Cialeo, was also found dead in her Conduit Boulevard home. Thursday, 69-year-old Edna McEachin passed away inside her hot East New York apartment.

The city?s Office of Emergency Management urges residents to take refuge at cooling centers.

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