Over 130 DEAD in record-breaking Vancouver heatwave!
Canada Over 130 DEAD in record-breaking Vancouver heatwave!
Police in the Vancouver area have reported over 130 residents - most elderly or with underlying health conditions - have died suddenly, as Canada suffered its highest-EVER temperature of 49.6°C.
Before this weekend the country had never seen thermometers measure over 45.2°C, as officials say the severe heat is the main cause for FIVE TIMES the normal number of sudden deaths reported.
Heat warnings have been announced in the provinces of Alberta and Ontario, while across the border in Portland, Oregon, streetcar power cables have been decimated by the soaring temperatures.