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Posted at 11:09 PM ET, 06/26/2010

Heat sends festival-goers to hospital

By Terri Rupar

More than 30 people were taken to hospitals Saturday from the scene of the daylong Caribbean Festival that was held in Northwest Washington.

A spokesman for the D.C. fire and emergency services department said most of the 31 people taken from the scene apparently suffered heat-related problems. Saturday highs were in the mid-90s. Their conditions were not believed to be serious, said the spokesman, Pete Piringer.

--Clarence Williams

By Terri Rupar  | June 26, 2010; 11:09 PM ET
 
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Why, I thought that heat, humidity, and over-indulging in alcohol were what the Caribbean is all about!

Posted by: perryneheum | June 27, 2010 8:02 AM | Report abuse

WOW i am totally surprised that the Washington Post did not even send a photographer to the caribbean festival to take pictures or even host a blog so that we could post our pictures and opinions of the festival!!!

Last I saw we caribbeans make up a large group of the Districts melting pot not to mention over half of the children here have fathers who are of caribbean nationality!!!!

Posted by: sheliadthompson | June 28, 2010 7:08 AM | Report abuse

WOW i am totally surprised that the Washington Post did not even send a photographer to the caribbean festival to take pictures or even host a blog so that we could post our pictures and opinions of the festival!!!

Last I saw we caribbeans make up a large group of the Districts melting pot not to mention over half of the children here have fathers who are of caribbean nationality!!!!

Posted by: sheliadthompson | June 28, 2010 7:09 AM | Report abuse

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