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Canada heatwave: dozens dead as searing plus-40C temperatures grip west

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Police say a spate of sudden fatalities in normally temperate Vancouver is being caused by the unprecedentedly hot weather

A searing heatwave that settled over western Canada for several days has been blamed for helping to cause the deaths of dozens of people in the Vancouver area.

With a new record temperature for Canada of 47.9C (118F) set on Monday, police in the Burnaby area of Vancouver said they responded to 25 sudden-death calls in a 24-hour period starting on Monday.

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from The Guardian https://ift.tt/2UamfsP
via Google News

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