Saturday, July 07, 2018

Death Toll in Quebec's Killer Heat Wave Rises to 50 - Reports

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At least 50 people died in Canada’s province of Quebec from conditions complicated by extreme heat, media reported on Friday.

A spokeswoman for Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois confirmed the number of persons who died from the heat, the Canadian Press reported. Local officials cautioned the hot weather will persist over the weekend and beyond despite the authorities lifting the heat warning.

People who were affected by the high temperatures had suffered from chronic illnesses and many of them lived alone, the report cited medical specialists as saying.

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