Thursday, May 19

Heat wave in Canada: at least 130 dead amid record temperatures

People flock to the beach in Vancouver to get out of the heat.

Image source, Reuters


Before Sunday, temperatures in Canada had never exceeded 45 ° C.

Dozens of people have died in less than a week in Canada amid an unprecedented heat wave that is breaking temperature records.

This Tuesday, the thermometers reached the 49,5°C in the town of Lytton, located in the province of British Columbia, for the third consecutive day.

The consequences have been dire: since Friday, the police of the port city of Vancouver has had to attend to more than 130 sudden deaths. Most were elderly or in poor health, and the heat was a determining factor.

The phenomenon has crossed Canadian borders. The northwestern United States has also recorded record highs and a series of fatalities.

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