Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

54 deaths in Quebec attributed to heat as hot, humid weather subsides

MONTREAL QUE. JUNE 22 2015- The funeral cortege carrying the body of former Montreal mayor Jean Dore leaves Montreal city hall following service on Monday Pierre Obendrauf Montreal Gazette
Cary Marshall | 09 July, 2018, 21:54

"What we have from this morning seems to indicate that we're trending toward a resolution of the highest level of risk", said David Kaiser of Santé Montréal.

Brochu said this is the first time he has seen the morgue so overcrowded in a normal situation; the only other time it has happened was during renovations.

A total of 33 people have died in Montreal since the beginning of the heat wave, according to public health officials.

Most of the victims in Montreal were men in their 50s or older, and living in vulnerable conditions without air conditioning, regional public health director Mylene Drouin has said. In Montreal, nearly all were over the age of 50.

"Most of the deaths are a result of chronic illnesses, but due to the high temperatures, it is possible to conclude that the heat has contributed to the high number of deaths".

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Unclaimed bodies occupy a significant amount of the 128 places available at the morgue, Brochu said.

Earlier, Environment Canada forecasted that the temperature will be 35 Degree Celsius but it will feel like 45 Degree Celsius.

Officials confirmed the deaths in Quebec as the Canadian province was left sweltering in the heat wave for days.

At least three heat-related deaths have been reported in the United States and the death toll rose to 44 in Canada as a brutal heat wave set records and gripped much of the Northern Hemisphere for days.

Although the temperature was down over the weekend, Kaiser says the message to people in Montreal stays the same.

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