British Columbia reports 230+ deaths during heat wave – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

“Since the onset of the heat wave late last week, the BC Coroners Service has experienced a significant increase in deaths reported where it is suspected that extreme heat has been contributory,” Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe said in a statement.

The coroner’s service normally receives about 130 death reports over a four-day period. From Friday through Monday, at least 233 deaths were reported, the chief coroner said, adding “this number will increase as data continues to be updated.”

Coroners are now gathering information to determine the cause and manner of deaths and whether heat played a role, the statement said.

Source: British Columbia reports 230+ deaths during heat wave – San Gabriel Valley Tribune