Oregon's heat wave death toll reaches 116 in 'mass casualty' event

In an update from the state medical examiner, nine additional deaths were reported.

The youngest victim of what county officials have referred to as a “mass casualty event,” was 37 and the oldest was 97. 

RECORD NORTHWEST HEAT MAY HAVE KILLED HUNDREDS

Temperatures in Portland hit 112 degrees Fahrenheit Sunday, smashing the all-time record of 108 degrees, set just a day earlier.

Many of the victims were found alone in homes without air conditioning. The majority of Oregon deaths occurred in Portland’s Multnomah County

A paramedic with Falck Northwest ambulances treats a man experiencing heat exposure during a heat wave, Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)

A paramedic with Falck Northwest ambulances treats a man experiencing heat exposure during a heat wave, Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)

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