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More than 230 people died in 4 days of record heat in Canada

More than 230 people died in 4 days of record heat in Canada 2

More than 230 people died in 4 days of record heat in Canada

`Since the heat wave began last weekend, the British Columbia Coroner’s Office has seen a significant increase in deaths, likely due in part to extreme heat,` said the director.

The agency usually receives about 130 death reports in a four-day period, but from June 25 to June 29, at least 233 deaths were recorded.

Spray points have been installed on Vancouver streets to help people cool off during the ongoing record heat wave.

At least 134 people have died suddenly in Vancouver, a city in the province of British Columbia.

`Vancouver has never experienced heat like this, and sadly dozens of people are dying because of it,` said police officer Steve Addison.

Investigators are gathering information to determine the cause and manner of death and to consider whether high temperatures played a role.

`Exposure to high temperatures can lead to serious consequences or death, especially in the elderly, infants and young children, and people with chronic diseases,` said a statement from the department investigating the cases.

Many of the deaths were among elderly citizens and police are urging people to regularly check on the condition of relatives and neighbors as the heat wave continues.

Intense heat combined with severe drought also creates conditions for many forest fires to break out.

Another wildfire in the McKay Creek area covered an area of 3,700 hectares.

More than 230 people died in 4 days of record heat in Canada

Smoke rises from a forest fire in the Thompson-Nicola area, British Columbia province today.

The intense heat stretches from the state of Oregon, USA, to the Arctic territory of Canada.

`We are in the midst of the hottest week British Columbians have ever experienced. Heat has devastating consequences for families and communities,` British Columbia Premier John Horgan said at a press conference.

Heat forced schools and Covid-19 vaccination centers in Vancouver to close, while officials installed water fountains and temporary misting stations on street corners.

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