Death toll in Northwest heat wave expected to continue rising

几百个 死亡人数 are being investigated as heat-related in 俄勒冈州, 华盛顿州不列颠哥伦比亚省. 危险的, record-setting heat began June 25 and only began to subside in some areas on Tuesday.

TOWN RAVAGED BY WILDFIRE AFTER ENDURING CANADA’S ALL-TIME HOTTEST TEMPS

The death toll in Oregon has reached at least 95, the state medical examiner said Friday, with most occurring in Multnomah County, which encompasses 波特兰. The deaths include an Guatemalan immigrant who collapsed as he worked at a plant nursery in a rural Oregon town during the soaring heat.

British Columbia’s chief coroner, Lisa LaPointe, said Friday that 719 sudden and unexpected deaths were reported in the province during the heat wave, an unprecedented number. LaPointe said the number of deaths is three times more than what would normally occur during such a period.

A Salvation Army EMS vehicle is setup as a cooling station as people lineup to get into a splash park while trying to beat the heat in Calgary, Alberta, 星期三, 六月 30, 2021. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

A Salvation Army EMS vehicle is setup as a cooling station as people lineup to get into a splash park while trying to beat the heat in Calgary, Alberta, 星期三, 六月 30, 2021. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

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