Web Desk(July 06, 2018): A heat wave in Quebec has killed 33 people in the past week as high summer temperatures scorched eastern Canada, according to officials.
Eighteen of the dead were reported in Montreal, according to regional public health director Mylene Drouin.
She added that the majority of the victims in the city were men aged between 53 and 85 living in vulnerable conditions and without access to air conditioning. The rest of the deaths occurred in other parts of the French-speaking province.
Environment Canada forecast a maximum of 35C yesterday, with a heat index (what the temperature feels like to the human body) of up to 45C.