Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Canada heat wave death toll hits 54

Canada heat wave death toll hits 54

To help residents, the city introduced a plan of emergency response, which includes the extension of the public swimming pools, free distribution of water and bypass the firefighters vulnerable categories of citizens.

One death in Laval and another in Mauricie brings the total number of heat-related deaths in the province up to 21, and more are expected.

AT LEAST 34 people have died due to the unprecedented heatwave in eastern Canada this week, according to officials.

"It could save a life", Genereux said.

"Majority have a chronic disease condition", said Dr. Mylene Drouin, head of the regional health authority.

"We would prefer having no deaths related to heat but with four days of intense heat and especially hot nights, we expect to see an impact on people's health", Kaiser said.

The number of dead grew each day this week, and even yesterday, there were 17 deaths today, the toll reached 33 people.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted condolences to the relatives of the Quebec victims.

She said the province's coroners will investigate each death.

"My thoughts are with the loved ones of those who have died in Quebec during this heat wave", he wrote.

"We have to remain vigilant and continue to take precautions to avoid health problems", said Charlebois.

Meteorological service of Canada reported that the temperature in Montreal and the surrounding area by the evening of July 6 will drop to +13 °C.

In the largest city of the province - Montreal doctors ambulance has received over the last few days, more than 1200 calls, which is 30% more than usual.

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