Record Heat Wave in Southern Quebec Blamed For 18 Deaths

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Record Heat Wave in Southern Quebec Blamed For 18 Deaths

Children play in the water fountains at the Place des Arts in Montreal, Canada on a hot summer day July 3, 2018. Eva Hambach—AFP/Getty Images

A heat wave that has scorched southern Quebec for six straight days has been blamed for at least 18 heat-related deaths in the Canadian province.

The heat wave, which started last Friday, is the worst to hit the province in decades, Canada’s CBC reports.

In Montreal, authorities said Wednesday that the death toll had risen to 12, with five more suspected heat-related deaths in the Eastern Townships and one in Laval.

According to Montreal’s public health department, those who died didn’t have air conditioning in their homes and suffered from health issues…

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