Canada: heat up to 49.5 degrees, dozens of deaths in Vancouver – North America

Canada set an extreme heat record yesterday, for the third consecutive day: 49.5 degrees were recorded in Lytton, a village northeast of Vancouver, in the midst of a heat wave that would have caused dozens of sudden deaths reported in recent days in the region.

“At 4:20 pm Lytton Station broke daily and historic temperature records once again,” tweeted Environment and Climate Change Canada (Eccc), the Canadian government department responsible for coordinating environmental policies and programs. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Vancouver City Police have separately announced that at least 134 people have died since Friday in the metropolitan area located on the Canadian Pacific coast, in a grip of heat that is also affecting the country. west of the United States.

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