October 28, 2021

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Death toll rises: Police believe 140 heat deaths in BC

Vancouver police have confirmed they have responded to 65 sudden death calls since Friday, including 20 on Tuesday. He also warns that the balance sheet will continue to rise.

We have never seen anything like this and it breaks our hearts. If there are seniors or vulnerable people in your family, call or leave them to make sure they are OK.Sergeant Steve Addison writes.

Vancouver police have re-employed several officers in response to the increase in calls, but warns that delays are expected for the entire metropolis.

In Barnaby, detachment G.R.C. It has responded to more than 34 calls for sudden death in the first 24 hours since Monday, while Surrey Detachment confirms it has answered 38 calls so far.

The Victoria Police Department confirms it responded to three calls Monday due to sudden deaths in the capital.

Most of the victims are elderly, and G.R.C. It therefore urges all British Colombians to search and learn about the health of the elderly around them.

This temperature can be dangerous for people who are vulnerable in the community, especially the elderly and those with health problems.Barnaby RCMP Corporal and Spokesman Mike Cullen said in a statement.

In the Barnaby region, three cooling stations have been set up, he recalls, inviting people to go there to protect themselves from the heat.

Upcoming Coroner’s Report

British Colombian Prime Minister John Horgan said a death penalty report on the number of deaths related to heat in the past few days would be released later Tuesday.

The prime minister has blamed climate change for the heatwave that has gripped the province since Friday.

The big lesson to be learned from these last days is that the climate crisis is not a myth.

An excerpt from:John Horgan, Prime Minister of the CP.

All health officials in the province have a plan to tackle the heat wave, Health Minister Adrian Dix recalled, pointing out that the ambulance service has broken the record of calls on weekends.

We must do everything we can to support each other in this heat, he said.