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Death toll in Canada heatwave hits 70

AFP  |  Montreal 

A in in eastern has now been blamed for 70 deaths, officials have said.

Thirty-four of the fatalities were recorded in Montreal, the told AFP.

Previously, the toll was 54 dead.

The has hit eastern since early July but only has recorded a rise in deaths linked to the scorching temperatures.

In 2010 around 100 people in the area died because of stifling heat.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 10:40 IST