Dozens of individuals dropped dead in between Monday, June 28 and Tuesday June 29 in the Vancouver location, deaths likely associated with the heat wave that struck western Canada and raised temperature levels on Tuesday (29 to a record 49.5 ºC, according to authorities.
According to AFP, 2 workplaces of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RPMC in the Vancouver area have actually revealed that a minimum of 134 individuals have actually dropped dead considering that Monday, when the heat wave reached its peak temperature level, which likewise impacts the west from United States.
“We believe the heat contributed to most deaths,” an authorities declaration stated, including that most of victims were senior.
“This moment can be deadly for vulnerable members of our community, especially the elderly and those with underlying health problems,” stated Burnaby RMPC spokesperson Mike Kalanj, advising individuals to “check on their loved ones and neighbours.”
The message was instantly enhanced by British Columbia Provincial Prime Minister John Horgan: “This is the hottest week that the inhabitants of this region have ever lived,” he informed a press conference.
“And this has repercussions, dreadful repercussions for households and neighborhoods, however once again, the method to survive this remarkable time is to remain together, check (the health status of individuals we understand are at threat, make certain we have cold compresses in the refrigerator,” he included.
Vancouver, situated on the Pacific coast, has actually been experiencing temperature levels above 30 degrees Celsius for numerous days, well above the average of 21 degrees at this time.
On Monday, Canada set a brand-new all-time record for heats of 47.9 degrees Celsius in Lytton, British Columbia, about 250 kilometres east of Vancouver.