The mysterious upsurge of people dropping dead in the middle of the street. I wonder why…

Yesterday there was a news item about an event that had taken place in the San Bernardo neighbourhood of Salamanca in which a 74 year old woman had died in the middle of the street when she collapsed. When we tried to find more information about this death, we did a Google search and found that in April 2020 and April 2021 there had been two similar events in the same neighbourhood in the capital of Salamanca.

And then, out of curiosity, we carried out another much simpler search with the words “death in the street”. We had never done a similar search before, but the results we found were quite worrying. Do you remember when, at the beginning of the pandemic, we found videos of deaths in the street in Wuhan and Guayaquil? Well, take a look at the news we have come across when we did that search:

A 92-year-old man dies in the street. The events took place in Béjar and everything points to the death being the result of a heart attack. La Gaceta de Salamanca’ (13/09/2021).
A man dies in the middle of the street in Llanes. According to witnesses, he was an octogenarian who collapsed when he went to get his car and could not be revived. El Comercio’ (08/05/2021).
A woman dies in the middle of the street in Valladolid. The emergency services tried unsuccessfully to revive the elderly woman. El Norte de Castilla’ (16/04/2021).
A woman dies in the middle of the street after suffering a heart attack. The incident occurred in Calle Teniente Coronel Fernando de Castro and everything suggests that she died of natural causes. El Norte de Castilla’ (27/02/2021).
A woman dies in the middle of the street in Schultz Avenue. The woman collapsed on the pavement and died suddenly. La Nueva España’ (26/04/2021).
A man dies in Oriente street in Anguiano after suffering a heart attack. A local resident alerted SOS Rioja when he found him in the street. La Rioja’ (08/09/2021).
A 44-year-old man dies in Calle Río Sonsaz in the capital. Nueva Alcarria’ (24/08/2021).
A man dies after collapsing in the middle of Calle Castilla. Triana Digital’ (25/06/2021).
A 76-year-old man dies in a street in Anguiano. SER’ (09/09/2021).
A man dies after falling in a street in Soria. 20Minutos’ (05/07/2021).
A woman dies in Bernabé Soriano street in the capital. The incident took place at around nine o’clock in the morning in this central street in Jaén. SER’ (28/07/2021).
A man dies after collapsing in the street in Salvaterra do Miño. After receiving the alert from the Guardia Civil, the medical staff could only confirm the death, which everything seems to indicate that it was caused by natural causes. Faro de Vigo’ (03/04/2021).
He died after collapsing to the ground in Recaredo Street. The emergency services tried to revive the 66-year-old man. El Correo de Andalucía’ (24/08/2021).
Death in the middle of the street in the capital of Gran Canaria. From cardiorespiratory arrest, reports the local police. Canarias 7′ (23/04/2021).
Third death by heart attack in the street in Ourense in only 10 days. La Región’ (18/01/2021).

These are the results that appear, only, in the first three Google search pages. There are many more similar news from this same year.

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