Newspaper article The Canadian Press

54 Deaths in Quebec Attributed to Heat as Hot, Humid Weather Subsides

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

54 Deaths in Quebec Attributed to Heat as Hot, Humid Weather Subsides

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Heat death toll climbs to 54 in Quebec

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MONTREAL - Quebec health officials say at least 54 people are now believed to have died from heat-related complications.

The office of Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois released the latest figures Friday as parts of Central and Eastern Canada enveloped in heat received a respite with cooler temperatures.

Montreal was the area of the province with the highest number of victims, the government said, with 28 people dying from heat-related complications.

Environment Canada has lifted heat warnings for the affected regions, including Quebec, for the next several days.

The temperature is set to rise again in Montreal by the end of the weekend, however, with the humidex expected to reach up to 36 C for Sunday and Monday. …

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