Farm worker dies of heatstroke


An alleged gangmaster has been arrested after an illegal worker died of heatstroke on Saturday.

According to state news agency EFE, the victim is 42-year-old man from Nicaragua, who was working in fields near Lorca in temperatures that reached 44°C.

The man was taken to a health centre suffering from ‘serious effects of heat’ at around 15.30.

Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News – available from supermarkets, tobacconists/newspaper shops and online at


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