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At least 8 people have died in US and Canada from heat wave

At least eight people in the U.S. and Canada have died in the past week due to the intense heat wave affecting parts of North America.

In Montreal alone, six heat-related deaths occurred over the weekend, according to CNN.

{mosads}In the U.S., one woman reportedly died Saturday in Pennsylvania after going into cardiac arrest due to the heat, and a 30-year-old man collapsed while running a race in New York. His internal body temperature reached 108 degrees at the hospital.

And two other deaths in Kansas City are being investigated as possibly heat-related, CNN reported.

The record-high temperature pattern is expected to continued through Thursday, with heat indexes — the “feels like” temperature when accounting for humidity — reaching up to 110 degrees in some parts.

As of Tuesday, according to CNN, an estimated 80 million people in the U.S. remained under heat advisories and warnings.

Safe Kids Worldwide policy director Tony Green told The Hill that 18 kids have already died this summer from being left in hot cars, though he noted that car temperatures can rapidly increase even in moderate weather.


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