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Canada weather: Dozens dead as heatwave shatters records in British Columbia

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June 30, 2021 – BBC News

Dozens of people have died in Canada amid an unprecedented heatwave that has smashed temperature records.

Police in the Vancouver area have responded to more than 130 sudden deaths since Friday. Most were elderly or had underlying health conditions, with heat often a contributing factor.

Canada broke its temperature record for a third straight day on Tuesday – 49.6C (121.3F) in Lytton, British Columbia.

The US north-west has also seen record highs – and a number of fatalities.

READ MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57654133 

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